Illinois State Laws


Summary:

Owners of an AED are required to notify EMS, routinly maintain and test the device. CPR/AED training for expected users, as well as AED use reporting for Good Samaritan protection. Government buildings, Schools, Parks, Gyms, Dental offices and Gaming facilities should have AEDs.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 210 ILCS 50/3.150, § 745 ILCS 49/12, 410 ILCS § 4/30(d) a) A physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine in all its branches who authorizes the purchase of an automated external defibrillator is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission arising out of authorizing the purchase of an automated external defibrillator, except for willful or wanton misconduct, if the requirements of this Act are met. (b) An individual or entity providing training in the use of automated external defibrillators is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission involving the use of an automated external defibrillator, except for willful or wanton misconduct, if the requirements of this Act are met. (c) A person, unit of State or local government, sheriff's office, municipal police department, or school district owning, occupying, or managing the premises where an automated external defibrillator is located is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission involving the use of an automated external defibrillator, except for willful or wanton misconduct, if the requirements of this Act are met. (d) An AED user is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission involving the use of an automated external defibrillator in an emergency situation, except for willful or wanton misconduct, if the requirements of this Act are met.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried X
State Specific Medical Direction required X
AED routinely maintained and/or tested Check § 410 ILCS 4/20(a)(2) The automated external defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Training required for expected users Check § 410 ILCS 4/20(a)(3) Any person considered to be an anticipated rescuer or user will have successfully completed a course of instruction in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization, such as the ARC or the AHA, or a course of instruction in accordance with existing rules under this Act to use an AED and to perform (CPR). The Department recognizes courses that meet the course objectives of the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or other nationally recognized courses as appropriate training curriculum designed to train AED users.
Response Plan or Protocols X
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency Check § 410 ILCS 4/20(b) A person in possession of an AED shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the AED.
Notification to local EMS agency X
Registration or notification with State or other agency X
Provide Post Use data to EMS Check 77 Ill. Adm. Code 525.600 Any person who renders out-of-hospital emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the EMS System as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the responding emergency medical services personnel. (Section 20(a) of the Act)
Facilities required to have AEDs Check Physical Fitness Facilities § 210 ILCS 74/15, Dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation § 225 ILCS 25/44.5, 68 Ill. Adm. Code § 1220.510, § 1220.520, Horse Racing Facilities § 230 ILCS 5/31.2, Sheriff Offices 55 ILCS § 5/3-6040, Police Dep’t that employ 100+ officers 65 ILCS § 5/11-1-13 A physical fitness facility must ensure that there is a trained AED user on staff during staffed business hours. For purposes of this Act, "trained AED user" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act. ) In the case of an outdoor physical fitness facility, the AED must be housed in a building, if any, that is within 300 feet of the outdoor facility where an event or activity is being conducted. If there is such a building within the required distance, the building must provide unimpeded and open access to the housed AED, and the building's entrances shall further provide marked directions to the housed AED. All dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation, as set forth in Section 8.1 of this Act [225 ILCS 25/8.1], must contain at least one automated external defibrillator (AED) on the premises at all times. Organization licensees shall make available no less than 2 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that are operational and accessible when backstretch workers are present at their racing facilities. At least one AED shall be placed in the paddock of their racing facilities. At least one AED shall be placed on the backstretch of their racing facilities. The sheriff of each county shall ensure that his or her office is equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator that meets the requirements of the Automated External Defibrillator Act. The corporate authorities of each municipality shall ensure that each police department that employs 100 or more police officers is equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator.
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