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Public Act 096-1268





Public Act 096-1268
HB5838 EnrolledLRB096 19057 KTG 34448 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency
Preparedness Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
    (210 ILCS 74/15)
    Sec. 15. Automated external defibrillator required.
    (a) By the dates specified in Section 50, every physical
fitness facility must have at least one AED on the facility
premises. The Department shall adopt rules to ensure
coordination with local emergency medical services systems
regarding the placement and use of AEDs in physical fitness
facilities. The Department may adopt rules requiring a facility
to have more than one AED on the premises, based on factors
that include the following:
        (1) The size of the area or the number of buildings or
    floors occupied by the facility.
        (2) The number of persons using the facility, excluding
    (b) A physical fitness facility must ensure that there is a
trained AED user on staff during staffed business hours. For
purposes of this Act, "trained AED user" has the meaning
ascribed to that term in Section 10 of the Automated External
Defibrillator Act.
    (b-5) The Department shall adopt rules that encourage any
non-employee coach, non-employee instructor, or other
similarly situated non-employee anticipated rescuer who uses a
physical fitness facility in conjunction with the supervision
of physical fitness activities to complete a course of
instruction that would qualify such a person as a trained AED
user, as defined in Section 10 of the Automated External
Defibrillator Act.
    (b-10) In the case of an outdoor physical fitness facility,
the AED must be housed in a building, if any, that is within
300 feet of the outdoor facility where an event or activity is
being conducted. If there is such a building within the
required distance, the building must provide unimpeded and open
access to the housed AED, and the building's entrances shall
further provide marked directions to the housed AED. If there
is no such building, the person responsible for supervising the
activity at the outdoor physical fitness facility shall ensure
that an AED is available at the outdoor facility during the
time that the event or activity at the facility is being
    (b-15) Facilities described in paragraph (1.5) of Section
5.25 must have an AED on site as well as a trained AED user
available only during activities or events sponsored and
conducted or supervised by a person or persons employed by the
unit of local government, school, college, or university.
    (c) Every physical fitness facility must ensure that every
AED on the facility's premises is properly tested and
maintained in accordance with rules adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95-712, eff. 1-1-09; 96-748, eff. 1-1-10; 96-873,
eff. 1-21-10.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2011