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Defibrillator Use in Seniors Housing

June 01, 2005

The proliferation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places, such as airports and shopping malls, is causing seniors housing providers and their residents to consider installing AEDs directly in their retirement communities. Some of the considerations include:

  1. Whether there is a duty to provide an AED at a seniors housing property;
  2. Whether use of an AED might lead to liability on the part of management;
  3. Whether AED placement in a seniors housing community is practical and effective.

What is the Responsibility of a Senior Community to Provide an AED?

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Paul Gordon

415-995-5014 Direct Phone
415-995-3430 Fax

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