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File #: 2016-0621    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/11/2016 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 7/12/2016 Final action: 7/26/2016
Enactment date: 7/26/2016 Enactment #: 23
Effective date: 8/3/2016    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article I, Regulated Rights and Actions, by adding Chapter 612: Automatic External Defibrillators.
Sponsors: Dan Gilman, Darlene M. Harris, Natalia Rudiak
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article I, Regulated Rights and Actions, by adding Chapter 612: Automatic External Defibrillators.

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WHEREAS, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are mobile devices designed to reestablish a regular heartbeat to an individual experiencing sudden cardiac arrest and to provide emergency responders enough time to arrive at the scene and transport the patient to a hospital; and,

WHEREAS, an AED can be used by non-medical professionals who undergo proper training, and the device has built-in features that communicate with the user throughout the procedure; and,

WHEREAS, the registration of AED devices and the individuals who are trained to use them is important to ensure that all devices are in safe, working condition in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article I, Regulated Rights and Actions, is hereby amended by adding Chapter 612: Automatic External Defibrillators.

612.01. Definitions.

(a) "Automated External Defibrillator (AED)" means a portable device that uses electric shock to restore a stable heart rhythm to an individual in cardiac arrest that meets the requirements of applicable Pennsylvania code and federal law, and is not in a Private Location.
(b) "AED Owner" means a person or entity that owns or possesses an Automatic External Defibrillator. Vendors or dealers that own or possess AEDs solely for resale are not included as owners for the purposes of this ordinance.
(c) "Private Location" means a location that is not intended to be accessible to the general public, including but not limited to a person's home, doctor's office or surgical suite, or private business.

612.02. Duties of AED Owner.

Any AED Owner who presently owns or acquires an AED on or after the effective date of this ordinance, shall:

(a) Register the AED with the Department of Em...

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