State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today applauded the passage of House Bill 247, which protects individuals who, in an emergency, use an external defibrillator to resuscitate someone, even without training.  This legislation protects them from civil liability. 


The current law will be modified so that those who utilize an automated external defibrillator (AED) are not required to have completed courses in the use of these devices, even though it is strongly encouraged.  Additionally, H.B. 247 changes the standards of possessing a defibrillator and eliminates the requirement that these individuals consult with a physician.  The bill also specifies that anyone performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is not required to have had training and protects them from civil damages. 


“This legislation eases the restrictions on who can use defibrillators as well encourages people to help without the fear of legal consequences,” Romanchuk said. “Hopefully more lives can be saved as a result.”


The law passed with bipartisan support and will now move to the Senate for consideration.

 
 
 
  
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