The ABCs Of Calif.'s Automated External Defibrillator Law

Law360, New York (September 24, 2015, 9:55 PM EDT) -- Traci Bernard-Marks

Jeffrey M. Tanenbaum California recently enacted legislation aimed at increasing the installation and use of automated external defibrillators ("AEDs"). On Sept. 8, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed S.B. 658 into law. The bill revises the rules that must be followed to obtain immunity from civil liability for the selection, installation, placement and use of AEDs. The new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.

The intent of this new law bill is clearly to make it easier to obtain immunity for, and encourage, AED placement and use. Comments to S.B. 658 were submitted by the American Heart Association...

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