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(210 ILCS 74/15)
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
rules to ensure coordination with local emergency medical services systems
placement and use of AEDs in physical fitness facilities. The Department may
rules requiring a facility to have more than one AED on the premises, based on
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,
(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
premises is properly tested and maintained in accordance with rules adopted by
(Source: P.A. 95-712, eff. 1-1-09; 96-748, eff. 1-1-10; 96-873, eff. 1-21-10; 96-1268, eff. 1-1-11.)