File #: Int 0849-2024    Version: * Name: Requiring automated external defibrillators in private schools and police cars
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 4/18/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring automated external defibrillators in private schools and police cars
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., James F. Gennaro, Justin L. Brannan, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the presence of automated external defibrillators (often called AEDs) at private schools and in police patrol cars. AEDs are already required at public schools.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 849, 2. Int. No. 849, 3. April 18, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-24

Int. No. 849

By Council Members Salamanca Jr., Gennaro, Brannan and Louis


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring automated external defibrillators in private schools and police cars


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-184 to read as follows:

§ 10-184 Automated external defibrillators in patrol cars. a. All patrol vehicles used by the department shall be equipped with an automated external defibrillator.

b. For the purposes of this section, the term “automated external defibrillator” means a medical device, approved by the United States food and drug administration, that: (i) is capable of recognizing the presence or absence in a patient of ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia; (ii) is capable of determining, without intervention by an individual, whether defibrillation should be performed on a patient; (iii) upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, automatically charges and requests delivery of an electrical impulse to a patient's heart; and (iv) upon action by an individual, delivers an appropriate electrical impulse to a patient's heart to perform defibrillation.

c. Nothing contained in this section imposes any duty or obligation on any person to provide assistance with an automated external defibrillator to a victim of a medical emergency.

§ 2. Paragraph 3 of subdivision a of section 17-188 is amended to read as follows:

3. “Public place” means the publicly accessible areas of the following places to which the public is invited or permitted: (i) public buildings maintained by the division of facilities management and construction of the department of citywide administrative services or any successor; (ii) parks under the jurisdiction of the department of parks and recreation identified pursuant to subdivision e of this section; (iii) ferry terminals owned and operated by the city of New York served by ferry boats with a passenger capacity of one thousand or more persons; (iv) nursing homes, as defined in section 2801 of the New York state public health law; (v) senior centers, which include facilities operated by the city of New York or operated by an entity that has contracted with the city to provide services to senior citizens on a regular basis, such as meals and other on-site activities; (vi) golf courses, stadia and arenas; [and] (vii) health clubs that are commercial establishments offering instruction, training or assistance and/or facilities for the preservation, maintenance, encouragement or development of physical fitness or well-being that have a membership of at least two hundred and fifty people, and which shall include, but not be limited to, health spas, health studios, gymnasiums, weight control studios, martial arts and self-defense schools or any other commercial establishment offering a similar course of physical training; and (viii) non-public schools serving students in any combination of grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.






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