Project ADAM Legislation Chart

Project ADAM affiliate programs advocate for state legislation that results in trained staff and students in CPR and AED use, practiced plans to respond to sudden cardiac arrest and the availability of AEDs in our schools and communities.

The chart below depicts the current CPR and AED related legislation in our affiliate states.

State

General

School Staff CPR/AED Training Requirements

AEDs in Schools

CPR Graduation Requirement

Pending Legislation

Wisconsin

Good Samaritan Law;

   

CPR and AED use is required in any health education course offered from grades 9 to 12, and grades 7 to 12 beginning in the 2017-2018 school year

 

California

Good Samaritan Law;

   

Mandated in every health education class beginning 2017-2018 school year

 

Georgia

Legislators are to provide requirements on maintaining and using the AED and to provide for state funding of AED; Good Samaritan Law

 

Each public high school which has an interscholastic athletics program is required to have at least one functional AED on site at such school at all times for use during emergencies

Required

SCA Prevention Act

Pennsylvania

Cardiac Emergency Response Plan required; Biannual bidding process for state appropriated funds for up to 2 AEDs per school as requested; requires minimum of 4 people trained in AED use per school with an AED. Schools required to annually report status of AED to state; Good Samaritan Law applies to those who have been certified in CPR/AED only

 

Encouraged, not required.

Not required

CPR training as a graduation requirement (2017)

Texas

Good Samaritan Law;

Required for coaches, school nurses, PE teachers, marching band directors, and student athletic trainers

Required in schools and athletic venues

Required

 

Florida

Good Samaritan Law;

 

AED required at all public schools who are members of Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). AED costs are covered by private and public partnerships.

   

Alabama

Good Samaritan Law;

       

Tennessee

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act; Physician-approved Emergency Action Plan required; Good Samaritan Law;

 

Encouraged, not required. Requires Project ADAM Heart Safe School plan or those recommended by AHA

Required

 

Michigan

Cardiac Emergency Response Plan required; Good Samaritan Law;

       

Washington

Cardiac Emergency Response Plan; Good Samaritan Law;

   

Required

 

Colorado

Good Samaritan Law

 

Encouraged, not required. If acquired, training, inspection, and physician involvement required. AED must be equipped for children and adults and use is limited to school property and events.

   

Project ADAM National Affiliates, Updated October 2016

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