Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2371.02. Access by the public to defibrillation.

(a) A person who or entity that acquires an AED shall ensure that:

(1) The Facility AED Coordinator receives training from or is certified by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or an equivalent state or nationally recognized course, such as the Heart Saver CPR AED course, in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (“CPR”) and in the use of an AED, and that the users maintain their certification in CPR and AED use;

(2) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines, and written records of the maintenance and testing are maintained; and

(3) Repealed.

(4) Any person who uses an AED to provide emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest shall call 9-1-1 as soon as possible.

(b) Repealed.

(b-1) The Department shall:

(1) Oversee all efforts to improve and maintain access by the public to AEDs, including by setting AED deployment strategies and liaising with District government agencies; and

(2) Review each case in which an AED is used.

(c) Any person or entity who acquires an AED shall notify the Chief of the Department, or the Chief's designee, and the call center, as defined in § 1-327.51(2), of the AED and the location and type of the AED. If an AED is removed, the Chief of the Department shall be notified. The Chief of the Department may issue a citation if the requirements of this subsection are not followed; provided, that the Chief of the Department has adopted regulations governing the issuance of the citations.