AN ACT RELATIVE TO CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1.Section 14 of chapter 111C of the General Laws, as
appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after
the word "aid", in line 3, the following words:- , including, but not limited
to, the use of any
semi-automatic or automatic external defibrillator.
Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by
striking out section 12V, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the
Section 12V. Any person who is trained according to the standards and
guidelines of the American Heart Association or the American National Red Cross
in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or the use of semi-automatic or automatic
external defibrillators or any person who has successfully met the training
requirements of a course in basic cardiac life support, conducted according to
the standards established by the American Heart Association, who in good faith
and without compensation renders emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation or
defibrillation in accordance with his training, other than in the course of his
regular professional or business activity, to any person who apparently
requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation or defibrillation, shall not be liable
for acts or omissions, other than gross negligence or willful or wanton
misconduct, resulting from the rendering of such emergency cardiopulmonary
resuscitation or defibrillation.