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Texas Health And Safety Code

The Texas Health and Safety Code discusses definitions, training, and requirements for AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)>


HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE CHAPTER 779. AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (texas.gov)


HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE CHAPTER 242. CONVALESCENT AND NURSING FACILITIES AND RELATED INSTITUTIONS (texas.gov)


CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE CHAPTER 74. MEDICAL LIABILITY (texas.gov)


EDUCATION CODE CHAPTER 22. SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS (texas.gov)

  • Each school nurse, assistant school nurse, athletic coach or sponsor, physical education instructor, marching band director, cheerleading coach, and any other school employee specified by the commissioner and each student who serves as an athletic trainer must participate in the instruction in the use of an automated external defibrillator.


EDUCATION CODE CHAPTER 28. COURSES OF STUDY; ADVANCEMENT (texas.gov)

  • A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall provide instruction to students in grades 7 through 12 in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a manner consistent with the requirements of this section and State Board of Education rules adopted under this section. The instruction may be provided as a part of any course. A student shall receive the instruction at least once before graduation.


EDUCATION CODE CHAPTER 38. HEALTH AND SAFETY (texas.gov)

  • Each school district shall make available at each campus in the district at least one automated external defibrillator

  • Each school district shall ensure the presence at each location at which an automated external defibrillator is required under Subsection (a), (b), or (c) of at least one campus or district employee trained in the proper use of the defibrillator at any time a substantial number of district students are present at the location

  • Each school district and private school shall develop safety procedures for a district or school employee or student to follow in responding to a medical emergency involving cardiac arrest, including the appropriate response time in administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, using an automated external defibrillator, as defined by Section 779.001, Health and Safety Code, or calling a local emergency medical services provider.


EDUCATION CODE CHAPTER 44. FISCAL MANAGEMENT (texas.gov)


OCCUPATIONS CODE CHAPTER 258. PRACTICE BY DENTIST (texas.gov)


OCCUPATIONS CODE CHAPTER 203. MIDWIVES (texas.gov)


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