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Illinois - AED Statutes & Regulations

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Illinois Summary
RequirementSummary
Good Samaritan LawGood Samaritan extends to gratuitous good faith rescuers and to physicians who authorize the purchase of an AED; AED trainers; and owners, occupiers, and managers of premises where an AED is located.
TrainingAn AED acquirer must take reasonable measures to ensure that any person considered to be an anticipated AED user receives CPR/AED training.
Preventative MaintenanceAED must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines. AEDs must be registered with an agent of the local EMS system.
Fitness CentersIndoor and outdoor physical fitness facilities must have an AED on site and at least one trained AED user on staff during certain activities and events.
Dentist OfficesDental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation must have an AED on the premises.
Horse Racing FacilitiesLicensed horse racing facilities must have at least 2 AEDs on the premises (At least one AED shall be placed in the paddock of the racing facilities and at least one AED shall be placed on the backstretch of their racing facilities).
Police DepartmentsEach sheriff's office and certain police departments must have an AED on site.
SedationFacilities performing moderate or deep sedation or general anesthesia are required to have an AED on the premises.
SchoolsCPR/AED training is to be a part of the secondary school curriculum in the state.
Illinois Statutes and Regulations
StatuteAbstract
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 410 ILCS 4/1Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Automated External Defibrillator Act.
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 410 ILCSSec. 5. Findings; intent. The General Assembly finds that timely attention in medical emergencies saves lives, and that trained use of automated external defibrillators in medical emergency response can increase the number of lives saved. It is the intent of the General Assembly to encourage training in lifesaving first aid, to set standards for the use of automated external defibrillators and to encourage their use.

Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:

Automated external defibrillator means a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:

(1) has received approval of its premarket notification, filed pursuant to 21 U.S.C. Section 360(k), from the United States Food and Drug Administration;

(2) is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia, and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed;

(3) upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, either automatically charges and delivers an electrical impulse to an individual, or charges and delivers an electrical impulse at the command of the operator; and

(4) in the case of a defibrillator that may be operated in either an automatic or a manual mode, is set to operate in the automatic mode.

Defibrillation means administering an electrical impulse to an individual in order to stop ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia.

Person means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or organized group of persons (whether incorporated or not).

Trained AED user means a person who has successfully completed a course of instruction in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association or a course of instruction in accordance with the rules adopted under this Act to use an automated external defibrillator, or who is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in this State.

Department means the Department of Public Health.

Sec. 15. Training.

(a) The Department shall adopt rules regarding the establishment of programs to train individuals as trained AED users. Rules regarding the establishment of programs to train individuals as trained AED users shall specify the following:

(1) The curriculum of any program to train individuals shall include complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (commonly referred to as “CPR”) prepared according to nationally recognized guidelines.

(2) The qualifications necessary for any individuals to teach a program to train an individual as a trained AED user.

(3) The time period for which training recognition shall be valid, and the recommendation for subsequent renewal.

(b) In carrying out subsection (a), the Department shall identify an appropriate training curriculum designed for trained AED users who are members of the general public, and a training curriculum designed for trained AED users who are health professionals.

Sec. 20. Maintenance; oversight.

(a) A person acquiring an automated external defibrillator shall take reasonable measures to ensure that:

(1) (blank);

(2) the automated external defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines;

(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 American Red Cross or the American Heart Association, or a course of instruction in accordance with existing rules under this Act to use an automated external defibrillator and to perform cardiovascular resuscitation (CPR); and

(4) 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.

(b) A person in possession of an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the automated external defibrillator.

Sec. 25. Illinois Department of Public Health; responsibilities. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall maintain incident reports on automated external defibrillator use and conduct annual analyses of all related data. The Department shall adopt rules to carry out its responsibilities under this Act.

ec. 30. Exemption from civil liability.

(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.

(e) This Section does not apply to a public hospital.
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 745 ILCS 49/12Sec. 12. Use of an automated external defibrillator; exemption from civil liability for emergency care.

As provided in Section 30 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act, any automated external defibrillator user who in good faith and without fee or compensation renders emergency medical care involving the use of an automated external defibrillator in accordance with his or her training is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, except for willful and wanton misconduct, by that person in rendering that care.
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 210 ILCS 74/1 - 74/55

(210 ILCS 74/1)

Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act.

(210 ILCS 74/5)

Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act, words and phrases have the meanings set forth in the following Sections.

(210 ILCS 74/5.5)

Sec. 5.5. Automated external defibrillator. "Automated external defibrillator" or "AED" means an automated external defibrillator as defined in the Automated External Defibrillator Act.

(210 ILCS 74/5.10)

Sec. 5.10. Department. "Department" means the Department of Public Health.

(210 ILCS 74/5.15)

Sec. 5.15. Director. "Director" means the Director of Public Health.

(210 ILCS 74/5.20)

Sec. 5.20. Medical emergency. "Medical emergency" means the occurrence of a sudden, serious, and unexpected sickness or injury that would lead a reasonable person, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, to believe that the sick or injured person requires urgent or unscheduled medical care.

(210 ILCS 74/5.25)

Sec. 5.25. Physical fitness facility.

(a) "Physical fitness facility" means the following:

(1) Any of the following indoor facilities that is (i) owned or operated by a park district, municipality, or other unit of local government, including a home rule unit, or by a public or private elementary or secondary school, college, university, or technical or trade school and (ii) supervised by one or more persons, other than maintenance or security personnel, employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university for the purpose of directly supervising the physical fitness activities taking place at any of these indoor facilities: a swimming pool; stadium; athletic field; football stadium; soccer field; baseball diamond; track and field facility; tennis court; basketball court; or volleyball court; or similar facility as defined by Department rule.

(1.5) Any of the following outdoor facilities that is (i) owned by a municipality, township, or other unit of local government, including a home rule unit, or by a public or private elementary or secondary school, college, university, or technical or trade school and (ii) supervised by one or more persons, other than maintenance or security personnel, employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university for the purpose of directly supervising the physical fitness activities taking place at any of these facilities: a swimming pool; athletic field; football stadium; soccer field; baseball diamond; track and field facility; tennis court; basketball court; or volleyball court; or similar facility as defined by Department rule.

The term does not include any facility during any activity or program organized by a private or not-for-profit organization and organized and supervised by a person or persons other than the employees of the unit of local government, school, college, or university.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (b), any other indoor or outdoor establishment, whether public or private, that provides services or facilities focusing on cardiovascular exertion or gaming as defined by Department rule.

(b) "Physical fitness facility" does not include a facility serving less than a total of 100 individuals. For purposes of this Act, "individuals" includes only those persons actively engaged in physical exercise that uses large muscle groups and that substantially increases the heart rate. In addition, the term does not include (i) a facility located in a hospital or in a hotel or motel, (ii) any outdoor facility owned or operated by a park district organized under the Park District Code, the Chicago Park District Act, or the Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, or (iii) any facility owned or operated by a forest preserve district organized under the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act or the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act or a conservation district organized under the Conservation District Act. The term also does not include any facility that does not employ any persons to provide instruction, training, or assistance for persons using the facility.

(210 ILCS 74/10)

Sec. 10. Medical emergency plan required.

(a) Before July 1, 2005, each person or entity, including a home rule unit, that operates a physical fitness facility must adopt and implement a written plan for responding to medical emergencies that occur at the facility during the time that the facility is open for use by its members or by the public. The plan must comply with this Act and rules adopted by the Department to implement this Act. The facility must file a copy of the plan with the Department.

(b) Whenever there is a change in the structure occupied by the facility or in the services provided or offered by the facility that would materially affect the facility's ability to respond to a medical emergency, the person or entity, including a home rule unit, must promptly update its plan developed under subsection (a) and must file a copy of the updated plan with the Department.

(210 ILCS 74/15)

Sec. 15. Automated external defibrillator required.

(a) By the dates specified in Section 50, every physical fitness facility must have at least one AED on the facility premises. The Department shall adopt rules to ensure coordination with local emergency medical services systems regarding the placement and use of AEDs in physical fitness facilities. The Department may adopt rules requiring a facility to have more than one AED on the premises, based on factors that include the following:

(1) The size of the area or the number of buildings or floors occupied by the facility.

(2) The number of persons using the facility, excluding spectators.

(b) 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.

(b-5) The Department shall adopt rules that encourage any non-employee coach, non-employee instructor, or other similarly situated non-employee anticipated rescuer who uses a physical fitness facility in conjunction with the supervision of physical fitness activities to complete a course of instruction that would qualify such a person as a trained AED user, as defined in Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act.

(b-10) 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.

(b-15) Facilities described in paragraph (1.5) of Section 5.25 must have an AED on site as well as a trained AED user available only during activities or events sponsored and conducted or supervised by a person or persons employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university.

(c) Every physical fitness facility must ensure that every AED on the facility's premises is properly tested and maintained in accordance with rules adopted by the Department.

(210 ILCS 74/20)

Sec. 20. Training. The Department shall adopt rules to establish programs to train physical fitness facility staff on the role of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators. The rules must be consistent with those adopted by the Department for training AED users under the Automated External Defibrillator Act.

(210 ILCS 74/30)

Sec. 30. Inspections. The Department shall inspect a physical fitness facility in response to a complaint filed with the Department alleging a violation of this Act. For the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Act, the Department may inspect a physical fitness facility at other times in accordance with rules adopted by the Department.

(210 ILCS 74/35)

Sec. 35. Penalties for violations.

(a) If a physical fitness facility violates this Act by (i) failing to adopt or implement a plan for responding to medical emergencies under Section 10 or (ii) failing to have on the premises an AED or trained AED user as required under subsection (a) or (b) of Section 15, the Director may issue to the facility a written administrative warning without monetary penalty for the initial violation. The facility may reply to the Department with written comments concerning the facility's remedial response to the warning. For subsequent violations, the Director may impose a civil monetary penalty against the facility as follows:

(1) At least $1,500 but less than $2,000 for a second violation.

(2) At least $2,000 for a third or subsequent violation.

(b) The Director may impose a civil monetary penalty under this Section only after it provides the following to the facility:

(1) Written notice of the alleged violation.

(2) Written notice of the facility's right to request an administrative hearing on the question of the alleged violation.

(3) An opportunity to present evidence, orally or in writing or both, on the question of the alleged violation before an impartial hearing examiner appointed by the Director.

(4) A written decision from the Director, based on the evidence introduced at the hearing and the hearing examiner's recommendations, finding that the facility violated this Act and imposing the civil penalty.

(c) The Attorney General may bring an action in the circuit court to enforce the collection of a monetary penalty imposed under this Section.

(d) The fines shall be deposited into the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Fund to be appropriated to the Department, together with any other amounts, for the costs of administering this Act.

(210 ILCS 74/40)

Sec. 40. Rules. The Department shall adopt rules to implement this Act.

(210 ILCS 74/45)

Sec. 45. Liability. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to either limit or expand the exemptions from civil liability in connection with the purchase or use of an automated external defibrillator that are provided under the Automated External Defibrillator Act or under any other provision of law. A right of action does not exist in connection with the use or non-use of an automated external defibrillator at a facility governed by this Act, except for willful or wanton misconduct, provided that the person, unit of state or local government, or school district operating the facility has adopted a medical emergency plan as required under Section 10 of this Act, has an automated external defibrillator at the facility as required under Section 15 of this Act, and has maintained the automated external defibrillator in accordance with the rules adopted by the Department.

(210 ILCS 74/50)

Sec. 50. Compliance dates; private and public physical fitness facilities.

(a) Privately owned indoor physical fitness facilities. Every privately owned or operated indoor physical fitness facility must be in compliance with this Act on or before July 1, 2006.

(a-5) Privately owned outdoor physical fitness facilities. Every privately owned or operated outdoor physical fitness facility must be in compliance with this Act on or before July 1, 2009.

(b) Publicly owned indoor physical fitness facilities. A public entity owning or operating 4 or fewer indoor physical fitness facilities must have at least one such facility in compliance with this Act on or before July 1, 2006; its second facility in compliance by July 1, 2007; its third facility in compliance by July 1, 2008; and its fourth facility in compliance by July 1, 2009.

A public entity owning or operating more than 4 indoor physical fitness facilities must have 25% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2006; 50% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2007; 75% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2008; and 100% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2009.

(b-5) Publicly owned outdoor physical fitness facilities. A public entity owning or operating 4 or fewer outdoor physical fitness facilities must have at least one such facility in compliance with this Act on or before July 1, 2009; its second facility in compliance by July 1, 2010; its third facility in compliance by July 1, 2011; and its fourth facility in compliance by July 1, 2012.

A public entity owning or operating more than 4 outdoor physical fitness facilities must have 25% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2009; 50% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2010; 75% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2011; and 100% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2012.

(210 ILCS 74/55)

Sec. 55. Home rule. A home rule unit must comply with the requirements of this Act. A home rule unit may not regulate physical fitness facilities in a manner inconsistent with this Act. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 225 ILCS 25/44.5(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)

Sec. 44.5. Emergency medical plan; AED.

(a) Each dental office in this State must develop and implement a written emergency medical plan, which shall include staff responsibilities and office protocol for emergency procedures.

(b) All dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation, as set forth in Section 8.1 of this Act, must contain at least one automated external defibrillator (AED) on the premises at all times.

(c) The owner of a dental office is responsible for complying with the requirements of this Section.
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 230 ILCS 5/31.2Automated external defibrillators. Organization licensees (horse racing facilities) 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.
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 105 ILCS 110/3Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The program established under this Act shall include, but not be limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this State:

* * *

Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the following areas may also be included as a basis for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic first aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease, diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7 through 12. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.

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No pupil shall be required to . . . receive training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or how to use an automated external defibrillator if his or her parent or guardian submits written objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate in the course or program or the training shall not be reason for suspension or expulsion of the pupil. (3)(a) An assisted living facility licensed under this part with 17 or more beds shall have on the premises at all times a functioning automated external defibrillator as defined in s. 768.1325(2)(b).

(b)The facility is encouraged to register the location of each automated external defibrillator with a local emergency medical services medical director.

(c)The provisions of ss. 768.13 and 768.1325 apply to automated external defibrillators within the facility.
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 55 ILCS 5/3-6040

Sec. 3-6040. Automated external defibrillators. The sheriff of each county shall, in accordance with the requirements of the Automated External Defibrillator Act, ensure that:

(1) his or her office is equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator that meets the requirements of the Automated External Defibrillator Act; and

(2) an adequate number of personnel in his or her office is trained to administer the automated external defibrillator in accordance with the Automated External Defibrillator Act.
Illinois Compiled Statutes - 65 ILCS 5/11-1-13

Sec. 11-1-13. Automated external defibrillators. The corporate authorities of each municipality shall, in accordance with the requirements of the Automated External Defibrillator Act, ensure that:

(1) each police department that employs 100 or more police officers is equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator; and

(2) an adequate number of personnel in each police department is trained to administer the automated external defibrillator.
Illinois Administrative Code - Part 525: Automated External Defibrillator Code: 77 Ill. Adm. Code 525.100 Definitions

Act the Automated External Defibrillator Act [410 ILCS 4].

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:

Has received approval of its premarket notification, filed pursuant to 21 USC 360(k), from the United States Food and Drug Administration;

Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia, and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed;

Upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, either automatically charges and delivers an electrical impulse to an individual, or charges and delivers an electrical impulse at the command of the operator; and

In the case of a defibrillator that may be operated in either an automatic or manual mode, is set to operate in the automatic mode. (Section 10 of the Act)

Defibrillation - administering an electrical impulse to an individual in order to stop ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia. (Section 10 of the Act)

Department - the Department of Public Health. (Section 10 of the Act)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System or System - an organization of hospitals, vehicle service providers and personnel approved by the Department in a specific geographic area, which coordinates and provides pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care and non-emergency medical transports at a BLS, ILS and/or ALS level pursuant to a System Program Plan submitted to and approved by the Department and pursuant to the EMS Regional Plan adopted for the EMS Region in which the System is located. (Section 3.20 of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act)

Person - an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or organized group of persons (whether incorporated or not). (Section 10 of the Act)

Trained AED user - a person who has successfully completed a course of instruction in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association or a course of instruction in accordance with this Part to use an automated external defibrillator, or who is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in this State. (Section 10 of the Act)
Illinois Administrative Code - 77 Ill. Adm. Code 525.300 Recognized Training ProgramsThe Department will recognize programs established to train individuals as AED users, in accordance with the following:

a) The curriculum of any program to train individuals shall include complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prepared according to nationally recognized guidelines (see Section 525.200(a)(1) and (2)). (Section 15 of the Act)

b) The Instructors shall have successfully completed an instructor training course for AED courses listed in Section 525.200(a)(1) and (2), or equivalent curriculum that follows nationally recognized guidelines.

c) Instructors shall renew qualification every two years and shall meet the following criteria:

1) Maintain provider status;

2) Teach the number of courses required by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association, or other nationally recognized guidelines; and

3) Complete an update on new information regarding course content.

d) 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.

e) The Department will investigate any complaints against a course that allegedly does not adhere to the requirements set forth in this Section. Complaints shall be in writing and include the name, address and telephone number of the complainant. The complaint must include the contact information of the accused course instructor or the business where the course was held. Written complaints shall be submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health at the following address: (Illinois Dept. of Public Health)
Illinois Administrative Code - 77 Ill. Adm. Code 525.400 Recognition of Trained AED Usersa) To be recognized as a trained AED user, an individual shall:

1) Successfully complete a course of instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association that incorporates instruction in the use of an automated external defibrillator (see Section 525.200(a)(1) and (2)); or

2) Successfully complete a course of instruction in accordance with Section 525.300(b) of this Part; or

3) Be licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois in accordance with the Medical Practice Act of 1987. (Section 10 of the Act)

b) Recognition of training completed in accordance with this Section shall be valid for a time period in accordance with the courses of instruction referenced in subsections (a)(1) and (2) of this Section, but not be valid for more than two years. To renew recognition as a trained AED user, the individual shall present proof of satisfactory completion of an American Red Cross or American Heart Association or other nationally recognized renewal course.
Illinois Administrative Code - 77 Ill. Adm. Code 525.500 Reports of AED UseAED use is reported in accordance with requirements for data collection and submission pursuant to 77 Ill. Adm. Code 515.350 (Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Center Code -Data Collection and Submission).
Illinois Administrative Code - 77 Ill. Adm. Code 525.600 Maintenance and Oversight of Automated External Defibrillatorsa) A person acquiring an automated external defibrillator shall take reasonable measures to ensure that:

1) The automated external defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines;

2) 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 American Red Cross or the American Heart Association, or a course of instruction in accordance with Section 525.400 to use an automated external defibrillator and to perform cardiovascular resuscitation (CPR); and

3) 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)

b) A person in possession of an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the automated external defibrillator. (Section 20(b) of the Act)
Illinois Administrative Code - Part 527: Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Code: 77 Ill. Adm. Code 527.100 DefinitionsAct - the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act [210 ILCS 74].

Assistance - any act that aids or supports an individual who is engaging in physical fitness activities, including, but not limited to, instruction on the use of equipment and creation of personal fitness plans.

Automated External Defibrillator or AED - a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:

Has received approval of its pre-market notification, filed pursuant to 21 USC 360(k), from the United States Food and Drug Administration;

Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia, and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed;

Upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, either automatically charges and delivers an electrical impulse to an individual, or charges and delivers an electrical impulse at the command of the operator; and

In the case of a defibrillator that may be operated in either an automatic or manual mode, is set to operate in the automatic mode. (Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act)

“Cardiovascular exertion” physical exercise that uses large muscle groups and that substantially increases the heart rate. (Section 5.25(b) of the Act)

Defibrillation - administering an electrical impulse to an individual in order to stop ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia. (Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act)

Department - the Department of Public Health. (Section 5.15 of the Act)

Director - the Director of Public Health. (Section 5.10 of the Act)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System or System - an organization of hospitals, vehicle service providers and personnel approved by the Department in a specific geographic area, which coordinates and provides pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care and non-emergency medical transports at a BLS (basic life support), ILS (intermediate life support) and/or ALS (advanced life support) level pursuant to a System Program Plan submitted to and approved by the Department and pursuant to the EMS Regional Plan adopted for the EMS Region in which the System is located. (Section 3.20 of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act)

Gaming - a competitive activity involving skill, chance or endurance on the part of two or more persons.

Hospital - has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 3 of the Hospital Licensing Act [210 ILCS 85].

Medical emergency - the occurrence of a sudden, serious, and unexpected sickness or injury that would lead a reasonable person, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, to believe that the sick or injured person requires urgent or unscheduled medical care. (Section 5.20 of the Act)

9-1-1 -an emergency answer and response system in which the caller need only dial 9-1-1 on a telephone to obtain emergency services, including police, fire, medical ambulance and rescue.

Person - an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or organized group of persons (whether incorporated or not).

Physical fitness facility or facility - has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 527.300.

Staffed Business Hours - those times when facilities are utilized and the owner or agent of the owner or an employee is present, other than maintenance or security personnel acting in those capacities.

Supervising - directing, inspecting, coaching, judging, refereeing, or being in charge of individuals while those individuals are engaging in physical fitness activities.

Third party operator - an individual or organization that has an agreement to use a physical fitness facility that the individual or organization does not own.

Trained AED user - a person who has successfully completed a course of instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes an AED component in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association or a course of instruction in accordance with the Automated External Defibrillator Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 525) to use an automated external defibrillator, or who is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in this State. (Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act)
Illinois Administrative Code - 77 Ill. Adm. Code 527.300 Physical Fitness Facilitya) For the purposes of this Part, the term “physical fitness facility” or “facility” includes any indoor establishment that meets all of the following requirements:

1) In whole or in part, is owned or operated by a park district, municipality, or other unit of local government, including a home rule unit, or by a public or private elementary or secondary school, college, university, or technical or trade school.

2) Is supervised by one or more persons, other than maintenance or security personnel, employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university for the purpose of directly supervising the physical fitness activities taking place at any of the facilities listed in subsection (a)(3). (Section 5.25 of the Act)

3) Includes, but is not limited to, the following indoor facilities: a swimming pool; stadium; athletic field; football stadium; soccer field; baseball diamond; track and field facility; tennis court; basketball court; volleyball court; aerobics studio; dance studio; boxing gym; martial-arts or self-defense studio; wrestling gym; weight-lifting facility; treadmill or stationary bicycle facility; velodrome; racquetball court; gymnastics facility; or any other indoor establishment focusing primarily on cardiovascular exertion where participants engage in relatively continuous active physical exercise that uses large muscle groups and that substantially increases the heart rate. (Section 5.25 of the Act)

b) For the purposes of this Part, “physical fitness facility” or “facility” includes any of the following outdoor facilities that is:

1) Owned by a municipality, township or other unit of local government, including a home rule unit, or by a public or private elementary school or secondary school, college, university, or technical or trade school; and

2) Is supervised by one or more persons, other than maintenance or security personnel, employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university for the purpose of directly supervising the physical fitness activities taking place at any of these facilities: a swimming pool; athletic field; football stadium; soccer field; baseball diamond; track and field facility; tennis court; basketball court; volleyball court; golf course; or any other outdoor establishment focusing primarily on cardiovascular exertion where participants engage in relatively continuous active physical exercise that uses large muscle groups and that substantially increases the heart rate. (Section 5.25 of the Act)

c) Except as provided in subsection (d) of this Section, a physical fitness facility also includes any other indoor or outdoor establishment, whether public or private, that provides services or facilities focusing on cardiovascular exertion or gaming. (Section 5.25 of the Act)

d) For the purposes of this Part, the term “physical fitness facility” or “facility” does not include:

1) A facility that serves fewer than 100 individual participants over the course of a calendar year. For purposes of the Act and this Part, “individuals” includes only those persons actively engaged in physical exercise that uses large muscle groups and that substantially increases the heart rate. (Section 5.25 of the Act) A facility relying on this subsection (d)(1) shall maintain adequate documentation for every year that the facility relies on this subsection. Such documentation shall be preserved by the facility for not less than three years and be provided to the Department upon request;

2) Any outdoor facility owned or operated by a park district organized under the Park District Code, the Chicago Park District Act, or the Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act;

3) Any facility owned or operated by a forest preserve district organized under the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act or the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act or a conservation district organized under the Conservation District Act;

4) A facility located in a hospital or in a hotel or motel;

5) Any facility that does not employ any persons to provide instruction, training, coaching, refereeing, judging, or assistance for persons using the facility (Section 5.25 of the Act);

6) Yoga studios; driving ranges; bowling lanes; putting greens; batting cages; or other facilities where and when participants do not focus primarily on cardiovascular exertion by engaging in active physical exercise that uses large muscle groups and that substantially increases the heart rate;

7) Any facility during any activity or program organized by a private or not-for-profit organization and organized and supervised by a person or persons other than the employees of the unit of local government, school, college, or university. (Section 5.25 of the Act)
Illinois Administrative Code - 77 Ill. Adm. Code 527.400 Medical Emergency Plana) The operator of a facility shall adopt and implement a plan for responding to a medical emergency at the facility. The plan shall encompass the use of an AED and shall provide a timely, proper response to the occurrence of any other sudden, serious, and unexpected sickness or injury that would lead a reasonable person, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, to believe that the sick or injured person requires urgent or unscheduled medical care. The plan shall also designate office contacts for the specific facility staff to be notified in a medical emergency. The plan shall be filed with the Department by submitting a copy to the following address:

b) Facility staff shall ensure that 9-1-1 is called immediately for medical emergencies, including each time an AED is used at the facility. Third party or other authorized users of the facility shall promptly notify the facility operator if the AED is used.

c) The plan shall be updated with the Department after a change in the facility that affects the ability to comply with a medical emergency such as, but not limited to, facility closure for more than 45 days, inoperable AED for more than 45 days, or lack of trained staff for more than 45 days.
Illinois Administrative Code - 77 Ill. Adm. Code 527.500 Coordination with Local Emergency Medical Services SystemsA facility possessing an AED shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the automated external defibrillator. (Section 20(b) of the Automated External Defibrillator Act)
Illinois Administrative Code - 77 Ill. Adm. Code 527.800 Traininga) Physical fitness facility staff shall be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an AED according to Sections 525.300 and 525.400 of the Automated External Defibrillator Code. The facility shall have at least one trained AED user on staff during staffed business hours, and also shall ensure that appropriate numbers of facility staff and applicable supervisors are trained to avoid lapses in compliance with this Part.

b) Each member of the facility staff shall be trained concerning the location of the AED and the requirements of the facility’s medical emergency plan. Third party operators and authorized users of the facility shall also be informed, by postings or other notifications, of the location of the AED and of the emergency plan.

c) The facility staff shall take reasonable measures to ensure that the AED is operated only by trained AED users for the intended purposes of the AED. This provision shall not be construed to prohibit the use of the AED by others in a medical emergency requiring the use of the AED.

d) Any non-employee coach, non-employee instructor, non-employee judge, non-employee referee, or other similarly situated non-employee anticipated rescuer who uses a physical fitness facility in conjunction with the supervision of physical fitness activities is encouraged to complete a course of instruction that would qualify such a person as a trained AED user, as defined in Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act and Section 527.100 of this Part. (Section 15(b-5) of the Act)
Illinois Administrative Code - 68.1220.510 Moderate Sedation (Conscious Sedation) in the Dental Office Settingg) A properly equipped facility for the administration of moderation sedation (conscious sedation) shall include at minimum:

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11) Defibrillator (an automated external defibrillator is an acceptable defibrillator);

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