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Substitute House Bill No. 5627

Special Act No. 03-9

AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH REGARDING COMMUNITY ACCESS TO AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Department of Public Health shall develop recommendations that maximize community access to automatic external defibrillators. Such recommendations shall include strategies to (1) develop public access to defibrillation training programs, (2) utilize the existing emergency medical service agencies, and (3) provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillation to cardiac arrest victims in public settings, including, but not limited to, state facilities, municipal facilities and mass public gatherings. The Commissioner of Public Health shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, on the recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health on or before January 1, 2004.

Approved May 23, 2003