3313.717 Placement of automatic external defibrillator in schools - staff training - qualified immunity.

(A) As used in this section, "automated external defibrillator" means a specialized defibrillator that is approved for use as a medical device by the United States food and drug administration for performing automated external defibrillation, as defined in section 2305.235 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board of education of each school district and the administrative authority of each chartered nonpublic school may require the placement of an automated external defibrillator in each school under the control of the board or authority. If a board or authority requires the placement of an automated external defibrillator as provided in this section, the board or authority also shall require that a sufficient number of the staff persons assigned to each school under the control of the board or authority successfully complete an appropriate training course in the use of an automated external defibrillator as described in section 3701.85 of the Revised Code.

(C) In regard to the use of an automated external defibrillator that is placed in a school as specified in this section, and except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct or when there is no good faith attempt to activate an emergency medical services system in accordance with section 3701.85 of the Revised Code, no person shall be held liable in civil damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property, or held criminally liable, for performing automated external defibrillation in good faith, regardless of whether the person has obtained appropriate training on how to perform automated external defibrillation or successfully completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Cite as R.C. § 3313.717

History. Effective Date: 08-27-2004