Provide Ready Access to Defibrillators in Businesses and Pharmacies

Last updated: Mar 10, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Senator Susan Deschambault, Senate 32 - York County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1169




This bill requires the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board to amend the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code to require that commercial buildings built or renovated on or after January 1, 2020 with occupancy exceeding 200 individuals have an operational automated external defibrillator on the premises. The bill also requires that retail pharmacies, rural health center pharmacies and free clinic pharmacies have an automated external defibrillator on the premises, and that an individual trained in the use of the defibrillator be present at all times the pharmacy is open to the public.