Administrative Procedure 167

Defibrillators

Background

The installation of automated external defibrillators (AED) within Division 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 Division has authorized the placement and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) at Division facilities.
  2. In a medical emergency, the doctrine of “in loco parentis” applies as outlined in the Emergency Medical Aid Act.
  3. Any 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:

December 30, 2021

Reference:

Section 11, 33, 52, 53, 196, 197, 222, Education   Act

Emergency Medical Aid Act

Cross References:

AP 160 Health and Safety of Students and Staff

AP 165 Emergency Plans

AP 260 Field Trips and Excursions 

AP 315 Illness/Injury at School 

AP 316 Administering Medication or Medical Treatment

AP 317 Life Threatening Medical Conditions