3543 Use of Automated External Defibrillators

Adoption Date: 1/23/2003
3000 - Business and Non-Instructional
Non-Instructional Operations
3543 Use of Automated External Defibrillators

The Board of Education of the Lakeland Central School District recognizes the requirement of making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available in its buildings and facilities for school sponsored curricular or extra-curricular events and that AEDs must be available for use during school-sponsored athletic contests at any location.

Therefore, it is the policy of the Board of Education that the use of AEDs is authorized in the buildings and facilities of the Lakeland Central School District for school-sponsored curricular or extra-curricular events pursuant to a collaborative agreement with an emergency health care provider in accordance with the Public Access Defibrillation Law (§3000-b, Public Health Law). In addition, the School District must ensure that AEDs are available for use during school-sponsored athletic contests at any location. A copy of the collaborative agreement shall be filed with the Department of Health and the appropriate regional council prior to use of the AEDs.

No individual may operate an AED device unless the individual has current training and certification in CPR and has successfully completed a training course in the operation of the AED from a nationally-recognized training agency or the state emergency medical services council. A physician shall be appointed to provide medical oversight for the use of the AEDs. The Regional Emergency Services Council and the State Department of Health, as well as the local emergency services providers, shall be notified of the location of the AEDs within the District and each use of an AED on a patient.

The Superintendent, in consultation with the District’s Chief Medical Director and the emergency health care provider, shall develop regulations and protocols governing the use of AEDs within the District. These regulations and protocols shall be incorporated in the School District’s School Emergency Management Plan and shall be reviewed periodically by the District’s Medical Director and the emergency health care provider.


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