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Oregon’s regulations do not mandate specific administrative or operational requirements for AED programs. However, students in grades 7-12 must undergo CPR/AED training, contributing to a more prepared community. The Good Samaritan laws offer protection to participants engaged in various AED program activities, ensuring their safety while aiding others. Additionally, Oregon mandates AED placement in schools, colleges, health clubs, large occupancy spaces, camps, and swimming pools, enhancing public access to life-saving equipment.

Oregon Law Key Takeaways

Requirement

Summary

Good Samaritan Law
Legal immunity encompasses a broad spectrum of individuals involved in AED-related activities, shielding rescuers, AED acquirers, trainers, and prescribing physicians from civil liability, except in cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
Schools
Each student in grades 7-12 must be trained in CPR/AED as part of the health education curriculum or physical education curriculum.
Pools
All general-use pools, and pools at health clubs serving 100 patrons or more a day, must provide an AED on-site and accessible for use.
Health Clubs
The owner of a health club shall have on the premises at all times at least one automated external defibrillator.
Public Assembly Places
Automated external defibrillators required at places of public assembly.
Dental Facilities
Dental facilities where anesthesia is used must have at least one AED.

Oregon Statutes and Regulations

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Automated external defibrillator” means an automated external defibrillator approved for sale by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

(b) “Public setting” means a location that is:

(A) Accessible to members of the general public, employees, visitors and guests, but that is not a private residence;

(B) A public school facility as defined in ORS 327.365;

(C) A health club as defined in ORS 431.680; or

(D) A place of public assembly as defined in ORS 431.690.

(2) A person may not bring a cause of action against another person for damages for injury, death or loss that result from acts or omissions involving the use, attempted use or nonuse of an automated external defibrillator when the other person:

(a) Used or attempted to use an automated external defibrillator;

(b) Was present when an automated external defibrillator was used or should have been used;

(c) Provided training in the use of an automated external defibrillator;

(d) Is a physician, physician assistant licensed under ORS 677.505 to 677.525, nurse practitioner licensed under ORS 678.375 to 678.390 or a naturopathic physician licensed under ORS chapter 685 and provided services related to the placement or use of an automated external defibrillator; or

(e) Possesses or controls one or more automated external defibrillators placed in a public setting.

(3) The immunity provided by this section does not apply if:

(a) The person against whom the action is brought acted with gross negligence or with reckless, wanton or intentional misconduct; or

(b) The use, attempted use or nonuse of an automated external defibrillator occurred at a location where emergency medical care is regularly available.

(4) Nothing in this section affects the liability of a manufacturer, designer, developer, distributor or supplier of an automated external defibrillator, or an accessory for an automated external defibrillator, under the provisions of ORS 30.900 to 30.920 or any other applicable state or federal law.

(1) As an integral part of the health education curriculum or the physical education curriculum for students in grades 7 through 12, each school district must provide instruction in:

(a) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and

(b) The uses of automated external defibrillators.

(2) Instruction provided as required by subsection (1) of this section must:

(a) Include hands-on practicing of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and

(b) Be developed by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or another organization that has developed an instructional program based on current, nationally recognized emergency cardiac care guidelines.

(3) Instruction provided as required by subsection (1) of this section may be taught by persons who:

(a) Are not licensed teachers but who are certified to provide the instruction, including volunteers from the community; or

(b) Are licensed teachers but who are not certified to provide the instruction.

(4) A school district may waive the requirement that instruction provided under subsection (1) of this section include hands-on practicing of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for any student who is unable to participate in hands-on practicing by reason of disability.

(5) The requirement that instruction provided under subsection (1) of this section include hands-on practicing of cardiopulmonary resuscitation does not apply to students enrolled in a virtual public charter school, as defined in ORS 338.005.

SECTION 2. Section 1 of this 2015 Act first applies to the 2015-2016 school year.

SECTION 3. This 2015 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist, and this 2015 Act takes effect July 1, 2015.

Each school campus in a school district, private school campus and public charter school campus shall have on the premises at least one automated external defibrillator.

(1) As used in this section, “health club” means an indoor facility:

(a) With the primary purpose of offering exercise or athletic activities that patrons or members may participate in for a fee; and

(b) That typically has at the facility on a regular business day 50 or more persons who are employees, patrons or members participating in the exercise or athletic activities offered at the facility.

(2) The owner of a health club shall have on the premises at all times at least one automated external defibrillator.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to a facility owned by a hotel as defined in ORS 699.005.

(1) As used in this section, “place of public assembly” means a single building that has 50,000 square feet or more of indoor floor space and where:

(a)(A) The public congregates for purposes such as deliberation, shopping, entertainment, amusement or awaiting transportation; or

(B) Business activities are conducted; and

(b) At least 50 individuals congregate on a normal business day.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 431.680(3), the owner of a place of public assembly shall have on the premises at least one automated external defibrillator.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section:

(a) A community college or a public university listed in ORS 352.002 shall have at least one automated external defibrillator on the campus of the community college or public university; and

(b) If the campus of the community college or public university contains more than one place of public assembly, the community college or public university shall ensure that at least one automated external defibrillator is readily available to each place of public assembly.

(4) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to a building primarily used for worship or education associated with worship.

(1) All camp operators must have health and first aid services available whenever the camp is operating.

(2) A camp director or license holder must ensure that residential camps with 100 or more campers and staff on-site at any one time has on-site at least one automatic external defibrillator (AED) with pediatric and adult capability meeting the local emergency medical services’ protocol. The camp director or license holder must comply with the following:

(a) Each AED must have documented maintenance inspections and service records, including the battery and electrodes according to the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.

(b) The AED must be stored in a central location where the AED is accessible to camp users and can be quickly retrieved.

(c) Signage must be provided that indicates the location of the AED.

(d) A policy must be developed for the use of the AED, including the need to contact 911 as soon as possible. This policy should be made available to camp staff and must be posted with the AED.

(3) The license holder or camp operator must report to the Division and local public health authority any unusual illness outbreaks or fatality that occurs at the camp. If possible, these incidents should be reported within 24 hours of occurrence.

These rules adopted pursuant to the provisions of ORS 448.011, prescribe the requirements for the construction and operation of public swimming pools, public wading pools and bathhouses. They are for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of persons using those facilities.

(3) LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT. The operator and staff must keep the lifesaving equipment in good repair and in ready condition. Mount the lifesaving equipment in a conspicuous place where it is readily accessible and used only for its intended purpose.

(g) Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). All general-use pools, and pools at health clubs serving 100 patrons or more a day, must provide an AED on-site and accessible for use.

(A) General-use pools have until January 1, 2009 to comply with section (3)(b) of this rule. Health Clubs serving 100 patrons or more were required by the legislature to provide AEDs by July 1, 2006.

(B) The AED must be maintained, inspected and serviced, including the battery and electrodes according to the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.

(C) There must be a sufficient number of employees, including all lifeguards, trained in the use of the AED so that there is one on-site whenever the pool is open.

(D) The AED must be stored in a location from which the AED is accessible and can be quickly retrieved.

(E) Signage must be provided that indicates the location of the AED.

(F) A policy must be developed for the use of the AED, including the need to contact 911 as soon as possible after identifying the incident. This policy should be made available to pool staff and must be posted with the AED.

(2) The following facilities, equipment and drugs shall be on site and available for immediate use during the procedures and during recovery:

(h) Sphygmomanometer, precordial/pretracheal stethoscope, capnograph, pulse oximeter, oral and nasopharyngeal airways, larynageal mask airways, intravenous fluid administration equipment, automated external defibrillator (AED); and

Oregon Administrative Rules, 818-026-0065 Dental Office Deep Sedation

(2) The following facilities, equipment and drugs shall be on site and available for immediate use during the procedures and during recovery:

(h) Sphygmomanometer, precordial/pretracheal stethoscope, capnograph, pulse oximeter, electrocardiograph monitor (ECG), automated external defibrillator (AED), oral and nasopharyngeal airways, laryngeal mask airways, intravenous fluid administration equipment; and

Oregon Administrative Rules, 818-026-0070 Dental Office General Anesthesia Permit

(2) The following facilities, equipment and drugs shall be on site and available for immediate use during the procedures and during recovery:

(h) Sphygmomanometer, precordial/pretracheal stethoscope, capnograph, pulse oximeter, electrocardiograph monitor (ECG), automated external defibrillator (AED), oral and nasopharyngeal airways, laryngeal mask airways, intravenous fluid administration equipment;

*Codes and regulations cited from Justia US Law.

**Codes and regulations cited from Oregon.gov.

***Codes and regulations cited from CaseText.

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