AED Public Access Defibrillation Program
Chapter 552 of the Laws of 1998 (Article 30 Public Health Law, Section 3000B) authorizes the establishment of Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs. In an effort to reduce the number of deaths associated with sudden cardiac arrest, this law was enacted to ensure the greater proliferation of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the state. The more AEDs that are available to the public, the higher the likelihood of saving a cardiac arrest patient’s life. By establishing a PAD program in your organization, the life saved by a PAD could be your friend’s, your family member’s or even your own.