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H. B. No. 247 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|130th General Assembly|
Representatives Huffman, Butler, Sears, Becker, Lynch
To amend section 3701.85 of the Revised Code to make
clear that any person may perform automated
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 3701.85 of the Revised Code be
amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3701.85. (A) As used in this section:
(1) "Automated external defibrillation" has the same meaning
as in section 2305.235 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Emergency medical services organization" has the same
meaning as in section 4765.01 of the Revised Code.
(3) "Emergency medical service provider" means a person who
is an "emergency medical technician-basic," "emergency medical
technician-intermediate," "emergency medical
technician-paramedic," or "first responder" as defined in section
4765.01 of the Revised Code.
(4) "Physician" has the same meaning as in section 4765.01 of
the Revised Code.
(5) "Registered nurse" and "licensed practical nurse" have
the same meanings as in section 4723.01 of the Revised Code.
(B) A person who possesses an automated external
defibrillator shall do
all both of the following:
Require Encourage expected users to complete successfully
a course in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary
resuscitation that is offered or approved by the American heart
association or another a nationally recognized organization;
(2) Maintain and test the defibrillator according to the
(3) Consult with a physician regarding compliance with the
requirements of divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section.
(C) A person who possesses an automated external
defibrillator may notify an emergency medical services
organization of the location of the defibrillator.
A Any person who has obtained appropriate training on how
to perform automated external defibrillation and has successfully
completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation may perform
automated external defibrillation , regardless of whether the
person is a physician, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse,
or emergency medical service provider. When Training in automated
external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is
recommended but not required.
When automated external defibrillation is not performed as
part of an emergency medical services system or at a hospital as
defined in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code, an emergency
medical services system shall be activated as soon as possible.
Section 2. That existing section 3701.85 of the Revised Code
is hereby repealed.