Protecting Children and Youth from Sudden Cardiac Arrest
On August 25, 2014, Governor Markell signed Senate Bill 205 (147 Assembly), the DE SCA Prevention Act. The bill was co-sponsored by Senators Bethany Hall-Long and Catherine Cloutier. The intent of the act is to protect Delaware student athletes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
The Act requires school districts to:
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CPR and AED Training in Delaware Schools - Delaware Regulation 851
Through the hard work by Jonathan Kirch of the American Heart Association and Michael Ramone, Delaware Sate Senator, District 21, the Delaware State School Board and Department of Education has revised Delaware Regulation 851 to require education of Delaware students in CPR and use of an AED.
Delaware Regulation 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program
Refer to line 126.96.36.199.
DELAWARE CODE & REGULATIONS
After a law or ammendment is passed in the State of Delaware, the State's applicable regulations are created or revised. Delaware's regulations are called "The Delaware Code". The Delaware Code is divided into sections called Titles. Specific subsections of each Title are called Chapters. The applicable Title for Health and Safety is Title 16. Regulations for Emergency Medical Services are found in Chpater 97. Regulations for Automatic External Defibrillators are found in Chapter 30c.
DE Code for Emergency Medical Services
Title 16 - Health and Safety, Part X - Paramedic and Other Emergency Medical Service Systems, Chapter 97. Emergency Medical Services Systems establishes and/or identifies specific roles and responsibilities in regard to emergency medical services in Delaware in order to reduce morbidity and mortality rates for the citizens of Delaware and to ensure quality of emergency care services, within available resources, through the effective coordination of the emergency medical services system. To review Title 16 Safety & Health, Chapter 97 EMS click here.
DE Code for Early Defibrillation & AEDs
Title 16 - Health and Safety, Part II, Regulatory Provisions Concerning Public Health, Chapter 30C. Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDS) describe the regulations for providing and using AEDs in the State of Delaware. To review Title 16 Safety & Health, Chapter 30C AEDs, click here.
The Delaware Early Defibrillator Program Rules and Regulations - effective March 29, 2007
This regulation is managed by the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services. This regulation establishes:
Click here to review DE's Early Defibrillation Program and download Regulations
Guidelines for Public Access Defibrillators (PAD)
These guidelines are managed by the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services. The purpose of these guidelines is to:
Resolutions - CPR/AED Training
Delaware Laws and Regulations
DE SCA Prevention Act - Grace Firestone Act