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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: October 3, 2017 03:51 PM
From: Representative James R. Santora
To: All House members
Subject: Mandatory AED in every State Building - Tom's Law
Representative Jamie Santora

Date: October 3, 2017

Subject: Mandatory AED in every State Building – Tom’s Law


In the near future I will be introducing legislation that would make it mandatory that every State building be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED).

An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

The reasoning behind Tom’s Law is the death of PennDOT worker, Tom Toner, who suffered a heart attack at work and died because there was not an AED available to help revive him.

Please join me in sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB1953