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Public Act 096-0748




Public Act 096-0748
HB0921 Enrolled LRB096 08599 DRJ 18722 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency
Preparedness Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
    (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
    (b) A physical fitness facility must ensure that there is a
trained AED user on staff during staffed business hours and
present during all physical fitness activities. 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. If there
is no such building, the person responsible for supervising the
activity at the outdoor physical fitness facility shall ensure
that an AED is available at the outdoor facility during the
time that the event or activity at the facility is being
    (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.
(Source: P.A. 95-712, eff. 1-1-09.)
    Section 10. The Illinois Dental Practice Act is amended by
adding Section 44.5 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 25/44.5 new)
    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
    (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.
    Section 15. The Physical Fitness Services Act is amended by
changing Section 14 as follows:
    (815 ILCS 645/14)  (from Ch. 29, par. 60.4)
    Sec. 14. (a) A physical fitness center shall have available
and on its premises, during staffed business hours at all times
during which members of such physical fitness center or other
persons are engaged in physical fitness activities or receiving
physical fitness services, at least one person who holds a
valid certificate indicating that he has successfully
completed a course of training in basic cardiopulmonary
resuscitation which complies with generally recognized
standards for basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
    (b) A person holding a valid certificate who in good faith
provides emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a member
of the physical fitness center or other person shall not be
liable for his act or omission in providing such resuscitation,
unless such act or omission was willful or wanton, as provided
in Section 17 of the "Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems
Act", as now or hereafter amended.
    (c) For the purposes of this Section, the term "physical
fitness center" includes not-for-profit entities which offer
physical fitness services to the public. A "physical fitness
center" does not include any facility operated by a group or
association of private individuals solely for the benefit or
use of such individuals and not open to the public.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2010