H.R.2135 - Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2013

To amend the Public Health Service Act to clarify liability protections regarding emergency use of automated external defibrillators. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Public Health Service Act to clarify liability protections regarding emergency use of automated external defibrillators. as introduced.
  • Short: Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to expand immunity from civil liability related to automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs), including by giving immunity to: (1) a person who owns, occupies, or manages the premises from which an AED is taken

Official Summary

Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to expand immunity from civil liability related to automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs), including by giving immunity to:
(1) a person who owns, occupies, or manages the premises from which an AED is taken or at which an AED is used or attempted to be used on a victim of a perceived medical emergency; and
(2) the owner-acquirer of an AED for any harm resulting from the use or attempted use of such device, unless the harm was proximately caused by the failure of the owner-acquirer to properly maintain the device according to the guidelines of the device manufacturer. Applies immunity regardless of whether:
(1) the AED is marked with cautionary signage or registered with any government; or
(2) the person who used or attempted to use the AED complied with such signage, had received training on such use, or was assisted or supervised by any other person, including a licensed physician.

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