…Cut Bank School District 

 

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Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

The Board of Trustees of the Cut Bank School District recognizes that from time to time emergencies may arise that justify the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  The Board has purchased one or more of these units for use by qualified personnel.  The Board of Trustees approves the use of AED units, subject to the following conditions:

 

 

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Liability Limitations

 

An individual who provides emergency care or treatment by using an AED in compliance with this policy and an individual providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an individual upon whom an AED is or may be used are immune from civil liability for a personal injury that results from that care or treatment.

An individual who provides emergency care or treatment by using an AED in compliance with this policy and an individual providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an individual upon whom an AED is or may be used are immune from civil liability as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment for the individual upon whom the AED was used, unless the individual using the AED or the person providing CPR, as applicable, acts with gross negligence or with willful or wanton disregard for the care of the person upon whom the AED is or may be used.

The following individuals or entities are immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from an act or omission that does not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence, if applicable provisions of this part have been met by the individual or entity:

a.           A person providing medical oversight of the AED program, as designated in the plan;

b.           The entity responsible for the AED program, as designated in the plan;

c.           An individual providing training to others on the use of an AED.

 

Legal Reference:           Title 37, Chapter 104, subchapter 6, ARM – Automated External                                                Defibrillators (AED)

§50-6-501, MCA          Definitions

§50-6-502, MCA          AED program – requirements for AED use

§50-6-503, MCA          Rulemaking

§50-6-505, MCA          Liability limitations

Policy History:

Adopted on:  October 12, 2010

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