State & Industry Requirements

The MEDwheels believes that all Americans should be within four minutes of an AED and someone trained to use it.

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year.

It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background.

Texas Implements AED Legislation September, 2009 – Texas House Bill 392, which requires the placement of an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) in all nursing homes and related institutions, goes into effect on September 1, 2009. In 2008, Texas nursing homes served more than 56,000 Texans, some of whom are among the most vulnerable and medically fragile citizens of the state. However, as of 2002, only 4 percent of nursing homes had an AED in their facility. On average among this population, the survival rate of cardiac arrest outside of a hospital without the use of an AED or CPR is about 6 percent. Read Texas HB 392
HB 8792013The State Board of Education shall require instruction in CPR for students in grades 7 through 12 (this excludes instructions for the use of an AED) beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.
HB 3922009Requires that an AED be placed in nursing homes and related institutions.
SB 822007Requires CPR certification in public schools for a coach, trainer, or sponsor for an extracurricular athletic activity, a physician who is employed by a school or school district or who volunteers to assist with an extracurricular athletic activity, and a director responsible for a school marching band.
SB 72007Requires CPR instruction at certain school campuses and athletic events, and the creation of a cardiovascular screening pilot program.
HB 21172007Revises immunity protection to include a person using an automated external defibrillator and a volunteer first responder.
HB 922007Requires that a licensed practitioner provide a prescription for purchase of an AED.
HB 42003Revises immunity protection.
HB 5801999Establishes immunity protection and AED placement requirements.
Education Code Chapter 281995A private school shall provide instruction to students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator in a manner consistent with the requirements of this section and State Board of Education rules adopted under this section.

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