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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy
Section: 26:2H-12.26: Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, defibrillator, trained personnel; required.
1. A nursing home that is licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et al.) shall, no later than one year after the effective date of P.L.2004, c.93 (C.26:2H-12.26), and an assisted living facility that is licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 shall, no later than one year after the effective date of P.L.2009, c.46:
a. acquire at least one defibrillator as defined in section 2 of P.L.1999, c.34 (C.2A:62A-24), which shall be maintained in a central location within the nursing home or assisted living facility that shall be made known and available to the employees of the nursing home or assisted living facility for the purposes of this act;
b. ensure that the defibrillator is tested and maintained, and provide notification to the appropriate first aid, ambulance, or rescue squad, or other appropriate emergency medical services provider regarding the defibrillator, the type acquired, and its location, pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1999, c.34 (C.2A:62A-25);
c. arrange and pay for training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and the use of a defibrillator for employees of the nursing home or assisted living facility to ensure that the employees hold current certification from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or other training program recognized by the Department of Health and Senior Services in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and use of a defibrillator; and
d. ensure that an employee who uses a defibrillator requests emergency medical assistance from the appropriate first aid, ambulance, or rescue squad as soon as practicable.
L.2004, c.93, s.1; amended 2009, c.46; 2012, c.6, s.6.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.
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