Administrative Procedure 167

Defibrillators

Background

The installation of automated external defibrillators (AED) within District facilities is supported. The importance of taking appropriate action whenever an emergency threatens the safety, health or welfare of a student or staff member at school or during school sponsored activities is recognized.

Procedures

  1. The District has authorized the placement and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) at District facilities.
  2. In a medical emergency, the doctrine of “in loco parentis” applies as outlined in the Emergency Medical Aid Act.
  3. Any District facility installing an AED must ensure the following:
    1. AED meets Health Canada’s Medical Device Regulations.
    2. AED is approved by Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
    3. Notification to the Emergency Response Communications Center (EMS dispatch) of type and location of AED.
    4. Establishment of procedures for the monitoring and maintenance of the AED.

Adopted:

September 21, 2016

Amended:

 

Reference:

Section 18, 20, 45, 45.1, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Emergency Medical Aid Act