Georgia Considers School AED Legislation


March 31, 2011 - The State of Georgia is considering legislation that will help improve the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors by requiring the placement of automated external defibrillators (AED) in schools and trained personnel to operate the devices.

House Bill 408 would "require automated external defibrillators in all schools" and would "require certain trained personnel in such schools". The bill, known as the Andrew Cohn AED Act,  was named for 15-year-old Andrew Cohn, who died playing baseball.  The Andrew Cohn AED Project has as its goal the implementation of a working AED program in the Camden County, Georgia, school system & beyond.   

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