Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) State Law Fact Sheet

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HHS Non-Systematic Review

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Reviewed: February 2019

This fact sheet describes the landscape of state laws that address the attributes of a comprehensive public access defibrillation (PAD) program. It includes a map of PAD interventions addressed in state laws that were in effect by June 2017. The fact sheet also details the following about PAD:

  • Background information
  • Data collection and methods
  • Interventions in state laws
  • Implications and trends in law adoption
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. (2019). Public access defibrillation (PAD) state law fact sheet. Retrieved from