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Article - Education


    (a)    (1)    Each county board shall develop and implement an automated external defibrillator program that meets the requirements of § 13–517 of this article for each high school and middle school in the county.

        (2)    The program required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall include provisions that:

            (i)    Ensure that an automated external defibrillator is provided on site; and

            (ii)    An individual trained in the operation and use of an automated external defibrillator is present at all school–sponsored athletic events.

    (b)    The Department, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland State School Health Council, and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, shall adopt regulations that:

        (1)    Establish guidelines for periodic inspections and annual maintenance of the automated external defibrillators; and

        (2)    Assist county boards in carrying out the provisions of this section.

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