BOMA issues policy statement on AEDs in office buildings

October 11, 2001

The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) has issued a policy statement on automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public and private office buildings that calls for legislative and regulatory action to ensure immunity from civil liability for laypersons who use AEDs in good faith, regardless of whether they have undergone training. The statement also expresses BOMA’s opposition to mandatory AED placement in office buildings, unless such mandates are accompanied by funding for devices and training. BOMA encourages owners and managers who elect to establish AED programs to develop comprehensive on-site AED response plans, as opposed to simply placing devices.

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