California - AB2009
School Emergency Action and AED Bill
February 1, 2018
If a school district elects to offer any interscholastic athletic program, this bill would require the school district to (1) ensure that there is an emergency action plan in place that describes the procedures to be followed in the event of medical emergencies related to the athletic program’s practices, conditioning exercises, and competitions, (2) acquire, commencing July 1, 2019, an AED for the purpose of rendering emergency care or treatment at athletic practices, conditioning exercises, and competitions that are under the jurisdiction of, or sponsored or controlled by, the school district, as specified, and (3) ensure that the AED is maintained and regularly tested, as specified. The bill would expressly state that an employee of a school district is not liable for civil damages resulting from certain uses, attempted uses, or nonuses of an AED in the rendering of emergency care or treatment pursuant to the bill’s provisions, except as provided. The bill would expressly state that a public school or school district that complies with certain requirements related to an AED is not liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or omission in the rendering of emergency care or treatment pursuant to the bill’s provisions, except as provided.