Effective July 1st, 2020, Florida amended House Bill 7011, revising requirements for AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) on school grounds. Effective July 1, 2020, each public school member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) must have an AED on school grounds. The AED (defibrillator) must be available in a clearly marked publicized location for all contests, practices, and workouts even if held while school is out of session. The AED (defibrillator) must be registered with a local emergency services medical director.
Additionally, training requirements were updated. Beginning June 1, 2021, there must be a trained school employee or volunteer present at each athletic event. This employee or volunteer must have current training (within the last year) including the completion of a course in CPR or a basic first aid course that includes CPR training and demonstrated proficiency in the use of AEDs. The volunteers or school employees are to be notified annually, in writing, of the location of each defibrillator on school grounds.
This is a big leap forward to protect your student athletes in Florida!