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Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA c. 421 is enacted to read:




As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise
indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

1.__Automated external defibrillator.__"Automated external
defibrillator" means a medical device heart monitor and
defibrillator that:

A.__Has received approval of its premarket notification,
filed pursuant to 21 United States Code, Section 360(k),
from the United States Food and Drug Administration;

B.__Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of
ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia,
and is capable of determining, without intervention by an
operator, whether defibrillation should be performed;

C.__Either automatically charges and delivers an electrical
impulse to an individual, or charges and delivers an
electrical impulse at the command of the operator; and

D.__In the case of a defibrillator that may be operated in
either an automatic or a manual mode, is set to operate in
the automatic mode.

2.__Automated external defibrillation.__"Automatic external
defibrillation" means the process of applying an automated
external defibrillator to a person in cardiac arrest, allowing
the defibrillator to interpret the cardiac rhythm, and, if
appropriate, delivering an electrical shock to the heart to allow
it to resume effective electrical activity.

3.__Emergency medical services provider.__"Emergency medical
services provider" means an advanced emergency medical
technician, an ambulance attendant, a basic emergency medical
services' person or a basic emergency medical technician, as
defined in Title 32, section 83, subsections 1, 3-A, 6 and 7,

4.__Emergency medical services system.__"Emergency medical
services system" means the comprehensive and coordinated

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