Policy 3412Automated External Defibrillators (AED's)
The La Center Board of Directors recognizes that by equipping and training employees and students in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) increases the potential to save lives in the event of a health emergency, including cardiac arrest. The Board authorizes the district to place AEDs at designated school sites. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) requires that any person using an AED receive training. Therefore schools and district facilities with an AED on site will designate and train selected staff in the use of AEDs according to DOH Guidelines. Student instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitations, to include the appropriate use of an AED, will occur in at least one health class necessary for graduation.
This policy does not create any implied or express guarantee, or obligation to use an AED, nor does it create an expectation that an AED or a trained employee or student will be present and able to use an AED, even if a condition arose that made the use of an AED beneficial.
A person who uses an AED at the scene of an emergency and all other persons and entities providing services 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.
The superintendent is authorized to develop procedures necessary to implement this policy.
Cross References: 2410 High School Graduation Requirements
RCW 4.24.300 Immunity from Liability for certain types of medical care
RCW 70.54.310 Semiautomatic external defibrillator – duty of acquirer – immunity from civil liability
La Center School District
Adopted: January 24th, 2006
Revised: July 27, 2021