Purpose. The general court recognizes that the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the state of New Hampshire has had a demonstrably positive impact on saving the lives of New Hampshire citizens in cardiac arrest. Therefore, it is the intent of the general court that access to AEDs be made widely available to businesses, schools, fire and police departments, and other public and private organizations throughout the state. The elimination of the requirement that all expected users of AEDs be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED use will remove a barrier to the development of lay rescuer AED programs, thereby assisting emergency personnel in saving the lives of New Hampshire citizens when responding to emergencies.
207:2 Training. Amend RSA 153-A:30 to read as follows:
153-A:30 Training. Every person, association, corporation or other organization that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall require [
every individual] anticipated responders expected to use the automated external defibrillator to receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use. This section shall not limit the use of the automated external defibrillator to the anticipated responder nor shall this section limit the provisions of RSA 153-A:31.
207:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
Approved: June 16, 2008
Effective Date: August 15, 2008
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