Friday, October 30, 2009

New Jersey Passes New AED Legislation that requires AED's in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities.

The New Jersey bill, S2146 passed both the state Senate and Assembly and was signed into law April 23. It extends to assisted living facilities the same requirements for AED placement and staff training that currently apply to nursing homes and other health-related institutions in the state. Assisted living facilities must meet the requirements of the new law within one year. New Jersey law will require assisted living facilities to have both an automated external defibrillator (AED) and someone trained in its use on site. See the full statute