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Section 8455. (Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 5, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Gov't. Code §8455.

(a)The Department of General Services shall apply for federal funds made available through the federal Community Access to Emergency Devices Act (Public Law 107-188) for the purchase of automated external defibrillators to be located within state-owned and leased buildings.

(b)Subject to the receipt of federal funds for this purpose, the Department of General Services shall, in consultation with the Emergency Medical Services Authority, the American Red Cross, and the American Heart Association, develop and adopt policies and procedures relative to the placement and use of automated external defibrillators in state-owned and leased buildings and ensure that training is consistent with Section 1797.196 of the Health and Safety Code and the regulations adopted pursuant to that section. In these consultations, the department may consider all of the following:

(1)Whether the public has access to the state-owned or leased building.

(2)Placement within the building that maximizes access to the device.

(3)The manufacturer’s and the medical community’s directions regarding placement and use of the device.

(4)The appropriate oversight and maintenance of the device at a particular location.

(5)Whether to require those who are trained to use the automated external defibrillators pursuant to Emergency Medical Services Authority standards to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.

(c)The policies and procedures adopted pursuant to this section shall be consistent with Section 3400 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.



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