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Arkansas AED Laws
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Arkansas AED Law - House Bill 1231 (HB 1231)

The State of Arkansas has issued an AED law that requires that an organization performs certain tasks to remain compliant with the law.  The following requirements are stated in the Arkansas AED Law:

"(a) In order to ensure the public health and safety, a person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that: 

  1. (A) Expected automated external defibrillators users complete appropriate knowledge and skills courses at least once every two years (2) in CPR and automated external defibrillator use based upon current American Heart Association scientific guidelines, standards, and recommendations for providing CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators as published in American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or equivalent course materials;
  2. The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and instructions; and
  3. Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and immediately reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the medical provider responding to the emergency.

(b) Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of emergency communications, 911, or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator."

The Arkansas AED Law requires organizations to follow the requirements above when maintaining their AED Program.  Having staff trained in CPR and AED use allows the staff to be prepared for an emergency.  The AED should have the pads and batteries replaced according to the manufacture's guidelines.  Most AEDs require the pads to be replaced every 2 years and the battery to be replaced every 2-5 years (depending on the manufacture).  It is important to keep the AED fully functional at all times to ensure that the AED is available for use in case of an emergency.

To view the Arkansas AED 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: 3/18/2011 1:41 PM

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Arkansas Good Samaritan Law - House Bill 1231 (HB 1231)

The State of Arkansas included a Good Samaritan statement in AED Law (House Bill 1231).  The Good Samaritan Law in Arkansas states the following:

"(a) Any person or entity who in good faith and without compensation renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an automated external defibrillator is immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of the care or treatment or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment, if the person acts as an ordinary, reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances."

The Good Samaritan law has been created to protect individuals from liability when assisting during an emergency.  Some times the victim can be injured or the victim's life could be lost.  The Good Samaritan law protects individuals who in good faith attempt to rescue a victim during an emergency. 

To view the Arkansas Good Samaritan 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: 3/29/2011 2:47 PM

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Arkansas Fitness Club AED Law - House Bill 1970 (HB 1970)

Arkansas has enacted an AED law that requires fitness and health clubs to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site at all times.  The Arkansas Fitness Club AED Law requires the following:

"(b)(1) Each health spa shall have at least one (1) automated external defibrillator on the premises.
(2) The defibrillator shall at all times be placed in the location that best provides accessibility to staff, members, and guests. (3) At all times that a spa is open for business during staffed business hours, the spa shall ensure that at least one (1) employee who has completed a knowledge and skills course in operating an automated external defibrillator and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required under § 17-95-31 604 [repealed] is assigned to be on duty.
(4) An unstaffed health spa shall have on the premises: 
     (A) A telephone for 911 telephone call access;
     (B) An advisory warning that indicates that members of the unstaffed health spa should be aware that working out alone  may pose risks to
(5) In plain view:
    
(A) A sign indicating the location of the automated external defibrillator; and
     (B) A sign providing instruction in the use of the automated external defibrillator and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation."

With the fact that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone, any where, at any time and that AEDs are the only weapon to combat SCA, more and more fitness clubs have added AEDs to their facilities to protect their patrons. Each fitness club must have a staff member trained in CPR and AED use.  Of course, it is recommended to have as many people trained as possible in case of an emergency.  Placing the AED in a public area ensures that everyone will know where the AED is located in case of an emergency. 

To view more about the Arkansas Fitness Club AED 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: 3/29/2011 3:01 PM

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Arkansas School AED Law - Senate Bill 312 (SB 312)

The State of Arkansas has issued an AED law that will require each school campus to have an AED available and to have appropriate school personnel trained in CPR and AED use.  The Arkansas School AED law requires the following:

"(A) Each campus have an automated external defibrillator; and (B)(i) Appropriate school personnel be adequately trained on or before May 31, 2011; and (ii) After May 31, 2011, appropriate school personnel be adequately trained on an ongoing basis."

Each campus in the school district is required to have an AED available.  Funding for the purchase of an AED can be obtained by applying for grants, doing fundraisers at the school, and from the schools budget.  Many AEDs have been reduced in price to make it economical for any organization to own an AED. 

To view the Arkansas School AED 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: 3/29/2011 3:30 PM

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Arkansas AED Health Spa Law (HB1970)

Arkansas AED Health Spa Law - House Bill 1970 (HB 1970)

SECTION 1.  Arkansas Code Title 17, Chapter 95, Subchapter 6 is amended to add an additional section to read as follows:

            17-95-606.  Health spas.

            (a)  As used in this section, "health spa" means any person, firm, corporation, organization, club, or association engaged in the sale of memberships in a program of physical exercise that includes the use of one (1) or more of a sauna, whirlpool, weightlifting room, massage, steam room, or exercising machine or device, or engaged in the sale of the right or privilege to use exercise equipment or facilities, such as a sauna, whirlpool, weightlifting room, massage, steam room, or exercising machine or device, including but not limited to: 

                                    (i)  For profit businesses, firms, corporations, organizations, clubs, or associations;

                                    (ii)  Bona fide nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to, the Young Men's Christian Association, Young Women's Christian Association, or similar organizations whose functions as health spas are only incidental to the overall functions and purposes; 

                                                (iii)  Any organization primarily operated for the purpose of teaching a particular form of martial arts, such as judo or karate; 

                                                (iv)  Any college or university fitness center; 

                                                (v)  Any country club; or 

                                                (vi)  Weight-loss or weight-control services which do not provide physical exercise facilities and which do not obligate the customer for more than twenty-five (25) months.

            (b)(1)  Each health spa shall have at least one (1) automated external defibrillator on the premises.

                        (2)  The defibrillator shall at all times be placed in the location that best provides accessibility to staff, members, and guests.

                        (3)  At all times that a spa is open for business, the spa shall ensure that at least one (1) employee who has completed a knowledge and skills course as required under § 17-95-604 is assigned to be on duty.             

            (c)  No cause of action against a health spa or its employees may arise in connection with the use or nonuse of an automated external defibrillator unless the health spa has:

                        (1)  Failed to purchase an automated external defibrillator as required under this section; or

                        (2)  Acted with gross negligence in the use of an automated external defibrillator.

 

            (d)  If a health spa does not comply with this section, any contract for health spa services shall be voidable at the option of the buyer.

To view the Arkansas AED Health Spa 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 11:46 AM

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Arkansas AED Health Spa Updated Law - House Bill 2786 (HB 2786)

 

SECTION 1. Arkansas Code § 20-13-1306(b), concerning automated 

22 external defibrillators in health spas, is amended to read as follows: 

23 (b)(1) Each health spa shall have at least one (1) automated external 

24 defibrillator on the premises. 

25 (2) The defibrillator shall at all times be placed in the 

26 location that best provides accessibility to staff, members, and guests. 

27 (3) At all times that a spa is open for business during staffed 

28 business hours, the spa shall ensure that at least one (1) employee who has 

29 completed a knowledge and skills course in operating an automated external 

30 defibrillator and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required under § 17-95-

31 604 [repealed] is assigned to be on duty. 

32 (4) An unstaffed health spa shall have on the premises: 

33 (A) A telephone for 911 telephone call access; 

34 (B) An advisory warning that indicates that members of the 

35 unstaffed health spa should be aware that working out alone may pose risks to As Engrossed: H3/19/07 HB2786 

 2 03-19-2007 09:31 MGF437 

1 the health spa member's health and safety; and 

2 (5) In plain view: 

3 (A) A sign indicating the location of the automated 

4 external defibrillator; and 

5 (B) A sign providing instruction in the use of the 

6 automated external defibrillator and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

 

To view the Arkansas AED 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 11:54 AM

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Arkansas School AED Law - Senate Bill 312 (HB 312)

Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Antony 

26 Hobbs III Act". 

27 

28 SECTION 2. Arkansas Code § 6-10-122 is amended to read as follows: 

29 6-10-122. Automated external defibrillators required. 

30 (a)(1) The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules to require 

31 that: 

32 (A) each Each school campus have an automated external 

33 defibrillator if funds are available; and 

34 (B)(i) Appropriate school personnel be adequately trained 

35 on or before May 31, 2011; and As Engrossed: S3/5/09,H3/13/09 SB312 

 2 03-13-2009 13:17 MGF074 

1 (ii) After May 31, 2011, appropriate school 

2 personnel be adequately trained on an ongoing basis.

 

To view the entire Arkansas School AED 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 11:57 AM
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