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Policy 4217

Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

The board of directors recognizes that by equipping and training employees in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) the potential to save lives through AED intervention is increased. The Board authorizes the district to place AEDs at designated school sites.

AEDs will be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines and the standards of the Washington State Department of Health.

Expected AED users will receive reasonable instruction in AED use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a course approved by Washington State Department of Health.

A person who uses an AED at the scene of an emergency, and all other persons and entities providing services under RCW 70.54.310, are immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from any act or omission in the use of the defibrillator in an emergency setting, unless the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.

This policy does not create a guarantee, implied or expressed, nor any obligation to use such AEDs, nor is it intended to create any expectation that either an AED or a trained employee will be present and/or able to use an AED, even if a condition arises making the use of an AED beneficial.

The superintendent is authorized to develop procedures necessary to implement this policy.

Legal References:
RCW 4.24.300 Persons rendering emergency care or Transportation – Immunity from Liability – Exclusion
RCW 70.54.310 Semiautomatic external defibrillator – duty of acquirer – immunity from civil liability
Severability – Effective date – 1985 c.443: See notes following RCW 7.69.010
RCW 9.01.055 Citizen’s immunity if aiding police officer
RCW 70.05.180 Infectious disease testing availability



La Center School District Adopted: January 24th, 2006