Illinois Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act
Who should have an AED and what are the guidelines? What are the laws on training and Emergency Medical Plans? Read more about it here.
Illinois Good Samaritan Act: (CIVIL IMMUNITIES (745 ILCS 49/) Good Samaritan Act.)
You are protected. The State of Illinois has one of the best Good Samaritan Acts in the country. If you render aid to someone and the outcome is bad, you cannot be held liable unless you are proved as using “willful and wanton misconduct” while rendering aid. Read more on the law.
Illinois Automated External Defibrillator Act: (PUBLIC HEALTH (410 ILCS 4/) Automated External Defibrillator Act)
What the Illinois Good Samaritan Act doesn’t cover about owning and maintaining an AED, the Illinois AED Act does. See how providing this life-saving device at your workplace WILL NOT increase your liability. Read more on this act.
NEW: Required CPR/AED Training for all IHSA Coaches
From the IHSA Sports Medicine Advisory Commitee: All IHSA coaches are required to complete CPR/AED training from a school district-recognized provider. A “recognized provider” is one whose curriculum is similar to the American Red Cross and American Heart Association. New coaches must complete the course during his/her first year of coaching. At no time may a team practice, travel, or compete without at least one adult present who has met this requirement. Source
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