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Colorado AED Laws
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Colorado AED Law - House Bill 99 (HB 99)

The State of Colorado has enacted an AED Law that protects organizations and individuals that own AEDs from liability when the rules and regulations in the law have been followed.  The Colorado AED Law states the following:

"(3)(a) In order to ensure public health and safety, a person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that:

(I) Expected AED users receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED use through a course approved by the department of public health and environment;

(II) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and that written records are maintained of this maintenance and testing;

(III) There is involvement of a licensed physician in the program at the site of the AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, and maintenance;

(IV) There are written plans in place concerning the placement of AED's, training of personnel, pre-planned coordination with the emergency medical services system, medical oversight, AED maintenance, identification of personnel authorized to use AED's, and reporting of AED utilization, which written plans have been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician;

(V) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician affiliated with the program.

(b) Any person or entity that acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the applicable emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED."

Training should be provided to any individual that will most likely use the AED.  The training should encompass CPR and AED use in order to be compliant with the law.  The AED must be properly maintained according to the manufacture's guidelines.  Local EMS should be notified of the placement of the AED as well.

To view the Colorado AED Law, CLICK HERE.

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Posted: 3/18/2011 1:40 PM

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Colorado Good Samaritan Law - House Bill 99 (HB 99)

The State of Colorado has issued a Good Samaritan law that protects individuals from liability when in good faith they assist a victim during an emergency.  The Colorado Good Samaritan Law states the following:

"(4) (a) Any person or entity whose primary duties do not include the provision of health care and who, in good faith and without compensation, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an AED shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions made in good faith as a result of such care or treatment or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment, unless the acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton."

To view the Colorado Good Samaritan Law, CLICK HERE.

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Posted: 4/7/2011 10:13 AM

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Colorado AED School Law -Senate Bill 170 (SB 170)

SECTION 1. Article 1 of title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes, is

amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:

22-1-125. Automated external defibrillators in public schools.

(1) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HEREBY DECLARES THAT IT IS THE INTENT OF

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ENCOURAGE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ACQUIRE

AND MAINTAIN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS ON PUBLIC SCHOOL

GROUNDS. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST

OF STUDENTS, STAFF, AND VISITORS TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO ENSURE THAT

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS ARE AVAILABLE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

FOR USE IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

To view the Colorado AED Law, CLICK HERE.

 

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Posted: 1/10/2014 12:33 PM

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Colorado AED School Emergency Response Law -Senate Bill 181 (SB 181)

SECTION 1. Legislative declaration. (1) The general assembly

finds and declares that:

(a) Each school day, Colorado school personnel are accountable for

the safety of over 800,000 students, or about one-fifth of the total

population of the state;

(b) Educators and school personnel are the first responders in the

school, on field trips, and at school-related events. They are the first to

NOTE: This bill has been prepared for the signature of the appropriate legislative

officers and the Governor. To determine whether the Governor has signed the bill

or taken other action on it, please consult the legislative status sheet, the legislative

history, or the Session Laws.PAGE 2-SENATE BILL 08-181

detect a school-related threat, first to respond to a school-related incident,

and last to leave the site of an incident, and they are the ones left to cope

with the aftereffects of an incident.

(c) Therefore, schools must achieve a level of readiness acceptable

to school personnel, parents, and the community by organizing and

designating safety teams and providing them with the safety plans,

procedures, training, equipment, and other support they need to not only

maintain a safe learning environment and protect the students, but also to

protect the educators themselves;

(d) Schools must be in compliance with national incident

management system, referred to in this section (1) as "NIMS", and school

personnel must be required to be trained in the incident command system

according to guidelines established by the federal emergency management

agency;

(e) In this regard, schools would benefit from technical expertise at

the state level and from the recent availability of electronic interactive

school safety resources on the internet and courses in the Colorado system

of community and technical colleges;

(f) Grants are available from the federal departments of education,

homeland security, justice, and health and human services to assist schools

and school districts in their emergency management planning, but schools

and school districts would be in the best position to qualify for such grants

if the schools or school districts were already in compliance with the NIMS

or had in place memoranda of understanding with local partners such as law

enforcement agencies, fire departments, and public health agencies;

(g) State or regional assistance in coordinating grant applications

would provide consistency in applications and benefit school districts and

schools by creating efficiencies of time and effort; and 

(h) State technical assistance would help schools and school districts

become NIMS compliant and maintain NIMS compliance.

SECTION 2. Part 1 of article 33.5 of title 24, Colorado Revised

Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:PAGE 3-SENATE BILL 08-181

24-33.5-110. Posting of notice of NIMS classes. THE DEPARTMENT

SHALL PLACE ON ITS WEB SITE A DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIONAL INCIDENT

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DEVELOPED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY

MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS "NIMS", AND

A LISTING, WITH ANY APPLICABLE LINKS, OF ON-LINE COURSES REQUIRED TO

BECOME NIMS-CERTIFIED AND COURSES RELATED TO NIMS AT

INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE STATE SYSTEM OF COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL

COLLEGES.

SECTION 3. 22-32-109.1 (4), Colorado Revised Statutes, is

amended to read:

22-32-109.1. Board of education - specific powers and duties -

safe schools. (4) School response framework - school safety, readiness,

and incident management plan. Each board of education shall establish

a crisis management policy SCHOOL RESPONSE FRAMEWORK that SHALL

CONSISTS OF POLICIES DESCRIBED IN THIS SUBSECTION (4). BY SATISFYING

THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION (4), A SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT

SHALL BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

SYSTEM, REFERRED TO IN THIS SUBSECTION (4) AS "NIMS", DEVELOPED BY

THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. At a minimum, sets forth

THE POLICIES SHALL REQUIRE:

(a) (I) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2009, TO

ESTABLISH A DATE BY WHICH EACH SCHOOL OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL

BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION (4);

EXCEPT THAT THE DATE MAY BE CHANGED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD FOR

CAUSE; 

(II) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL MAKE THE DATES ESTABLISHED

PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH (a) AVAILABLE TO

THE PUBLIC UPON REQUEST.

(b) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ADOPT THE NATIONAL RESPONSE

FRAMEWORK RELEASED BY THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY AND NIMS FORMALLY THROUGH ORDERS OR RESOLUTIONS;

(c) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO INSTITUTIONALIZE THE INCIDENT

COMMAND SYSTEM AS TAUGHT BY THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

INSTITUTE OF THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY;PAGE 4-SENATE BILL 08-181

(d) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2009, TO START

TO DEVELOP, IN CONJUNCTION WITH LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL LAW

ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, LOCAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

PERSONNEL, LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS, AND LOCAL PUBLIC

HEALTH AGENCIES, COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO IN THIS SUBSECTION (4) AS

"COMMUNITY PARTNERS", A SCHOOL SAFETY, READINESS, AND INCIDENT

MANAGEMENT PLAN THAT COORDINATES WITH ANY STATEWIDE OR LOCAL

HOMELAND SECURITY PLANS AND THAT, AT A MINIMUM, IDENTIFIES FOR

EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT:

(I) SAFETY TEAMS AND BACKUPS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

INTERACTING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND ASSUMING KEY INCIDENT

COMMAND POSITIONS; AND

(II) POTENTIAL LOCATIONS FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF OPERATIONAL

LOCATIONS AND SUPPORT FUNCTIONS OR FACILITIES;

(e) TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ENTER INTO

MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS

SPECIFYING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR RESPONDING TO INCIDENTS;

(f) TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL TO CREATE A AN

ALL-HAZARD EXERCISE PROGRAM BASED ON NIMS AND TO CONDUCT

TABLETOP EXERCISES AND OTHER EXERCISES IN COLLABORATION WITH

COMMUNITY PARTNERS FROM MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES AND, IF POSSIBLE,

MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS TO PRACTICE AND ASSESS PREPAREDNESS;

(g) TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL, IN

COLLABORATION WITH ITS SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO HOLD COORDINATED

EXERCISES AMONG SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

INCLUDING AT A MINIMUM:

(I) ORIENTATION MEETINGS TO INFORM ALL PARTIES ABOUT

EMERGENCY OPERATION PLANS AND PROCEDURES;

(II) DRILLS, IN ADDITION TO ANNUAL FIRE DRILLS, TO IMPROVE

INDIVIDUAL AND STUDENT EMERGENCY PROCEDURES; AND

(III) TABLETOP EXERCISES TO DISCUSS AND IDENTIFY ROLES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES IN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS;PAGE 5-SENATE BILL 08-181

(h) EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL TO CONDUCT A WRITTEN EVALUATION

FOLLOWING THE EXERCISES AND CERTAIN INCIDENTS AS IDENTIFIED BY THE

SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT AND IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS LESSONS

LEARNED AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS IN UPDATING RESPONSE PLANS AND

PROCEDURES;

(i) EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL, AT LEAST EVERY ACADEMIC TERM, TO

INVENTORY EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND REVIEW COMMUNICATIONS

EQUIPMENT AND ITS INTEROPERABILITY WITH AFFECTED STATE AND LOCAL

AGENCIES;

(j) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ADOPT written procedures for taking

action and communicating with local law enforcement agencies, community

emergency services, parents, students, and the media in the event of a crisis.

CERTAIN INCIDENTS AS IDENTIFIED BY THE SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT;

(k) KEY EMERGENCY SCHOOL PERSONNEL, INCLUDING BUT NOT

LIMITED TO SAFETY TEAMS AND BACKUPS, TO COMPLETE COURSES PROVIDED

BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'S EMERGENCY

MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE OR BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE

STATE SYSTEM OF COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES;

(l) Each policy shall provide for School district employee crisis

SAFETY AND INCIDENT management training, INCLUDING PROVISIONS

STATING THAT COMPLETION OF ANY COURSES IDENTIFIED BY THE

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-33.5-110, C.R.S.,

AS RELATED TO NIMS COUNT TOWARD THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

REQUIREMENTS OF A PERSON LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF THIS

TITLE;

(m) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO WORK WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS

TO UPDATE AND REVISE ALL STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, ENSURING

THAT ALL ASPECTS OF NIMS ARE INCORPORATED, INCLUDING BUT NOT

LIMITED TO POLICIES AND PRINCIPLES, PLANNING, PROCEDURES, TRAINING,

RESPONSE, EXERCISES, EQUIPMENT, EVALUATION, AND CORRECTIVE

ACTIONS;

(n) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO COORDINATE WITH COMMUNITY

PARTNERS TO ASSESS OVERALL ALIGNMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH NIMS;

IDENTIFY REQUIREMENTS ALREADY MET; ESTABLISH A BASELINE FOR NIMSPAGE 6-SENATE BILL 08-181

COMPLIANCE; AND DETERMINE ACTION STEPS, INCLUDING DEVELOPING A

PLAN AND TIMELINE, TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN ALL NIMS GOALS; AND

(o) EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DEVELOP A TIMELINE AND STRATEGY

FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION (4) AND TO

STRATEGICALLY PLAN, SCHEDULE, AND CONDUCT ALL ACTIVITIES WITH

COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

SECTION 4. Part 5 of article 30.5 of title 22, Colorado Revised

Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:

22-30.5-503.5. School response framework. THE STATE CHARTER

SCHOOL INSTITUTE SHALL ESTABLISH A SCHOOL RESPONSE FRAMEWORK

THAT COMPLIES WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 22-32-109.1 (4) FOR EACH

STATE CHARTER SCHOOL.

SECTION 5. 22-1-125 (5), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended

to read:

22-1-125. Automated external defibrillators in public schools.

(5) To ensure public health and safety, a school district that acquires an

automated external defibrillator shall meet the training, maintenance,

inspection, and physician involvement requirements set forth in section

13-21-108.1 (3), C.R.S., and shall reference the requirements of that section

in the school district's crisis SAFETY, READINESS, AND INCIDENT

management policy PLAN pursuant to section 22-32-109.1 (4) SECTION

22-32-109.1 (4) (d).

SECTION 6. 23-60-202 (1) (c), Colorado Revised Statutes, is

amended to read:

23-60-202. Duties of board with respect to state system. (1) With

respect to the community and technical colleges within the state system, the

board has the authority, responsibility, rights, privileges, powers, and duties

customarily exercised by the governing boards of institutions of higher

education, including the following:

(c) (I) To fix the tuition and fees to be charged in the community

and technical colleges. The board shall fix tuition in accordance with the

level of cash fund appropriations set by the general assembly for suchPAGE 7-SENATE BILL 08-181

institutions pursuant to section 23-1-103.5.

(II) TO THE EXTENT SPACE IS AVAILABLE, THE BOARD MAY ALLOW

PERSONS LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 60.5 OF TITLE 22, C.R.S., TO

TAKE, WITHOUT CHARGE AT COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES,

CLASSES IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY PURSUANT TO

SECTION 24-33.5-110, C.R.S., AS RELATED TO THE NATIONAL INCIDENT

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY

MANAGEMENT AGENCY

To view the Colorado AED School Emergency Law, CLICK HERE.

Our goal at AED-SHOP.com is to educate the public about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how AEDs increase the survival rate. In need of an AED for your organization, CPR training for your staff, or AED replacement accessories?  Contact us today with your questions or concerns at 877-251-7467 or customerservice@aed-shop.com.

Posted: 1/10/2014 12:37 PM
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