HANNON ANNOUNCES LIFESAVING LEGISLATION
Health Chair Senator Kemp Hannon announced that the New York State Senate passed potentially lifesaving legislation (S.2387) that would allow emergency medical technicians (EMTs)
to carry an automated external defibrillator (AED) in their personal vehicles.
“This bill focuses on a practical, lifesaving measure that should be enacted,” said Hannon. “More defibrillator’s on-hand means more lives that will be saved.”
Current law does not permit EMTs to possess and use AEDs while they are off-duty, unless they are specifically licensed as a public access defibrillator provider. The bill has been sent to the Assembly.