South Jordan City Municipal Code: Chapter
8.32. Project Cardiac React
Enacting. Chapter 8.32, Project Cardiac React, of the South Jordan City Municipal
Code, is enacted as follows:
The purpose of this Chapter is to reduce heart damage, improve
the quality of life and increase survivability of persons who experience a
heart attack, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) or stroke while in the City of South
Jordan. (Ord.2009-08, 6-2-2009, eff 7-1-2009)
Unless otherwise defined herein, the applicable definitions in
the Utah Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Act, as set forth in Utah Code
Annotated Section 76-8b-102 et seq., as currently adopted and hereinafter
amended, are adopted as the definitions for this Chapter. Additionally,
as used in this Chapter:
CITY: The City of South Jordan, Utah.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: The City of South Jordan Fire Department.
FITNESS CENTER: means a building or structure, or
portion thereof, which contains facilities and/or equipment for people to
maintain or improve their physical fitness, or participate in body building,
figure development, martial arts or other similar activities.
OCCUPANT LOAD: The maximum number of persons for which the
building or structure is designed for as outlined in the Building Code as
adopted by the State of Utah. (Ord.2009-08, 6-2-2009, eff 7-1-2009)
Project Cardiac React. The Fire Department shall develop, implement
and maintain programs or services that:
A. Encourage persons to call 911 for
cardiovascular related emergencies;
B. Provide for early administration of CPR
to SCA victims as appropriate;
C. Provide for early defibrillation of SCA
victims as appropriate; and
D. Provide advanced pre-hospital treatment
for cardiovascular and stroke emergencies by first responders and advanced
life support personnel.
Training Encouraged. Individuals who may perform CPR or
use an AED are encouraged to complete a course of instruction in the
administration of CPR and use of an AED.
8.32.050: PUBLIC ACCESS AUTOMATED EXTERNAL
Applicability. The owner
or occupant of any existing building, structure, or recreational field who is
required to install and maintain an AED as described herein, shall comply
with this Section prior to July 1, 2010. As of the effective date of
this Chapter, others who are required to have an AED as outlined herein,
shall comply prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy by the
B. Where Required. AEDs shall be
required in the following locations:
1. All fire department vehicles.
2. All police department patrol and
school resource vehicles.
3. All buildings or structures, or
portion thereof, occupied by:
a. A licensed health care provider.
Exception: Does not apply to an Audiologist, Chiropractor, Optometrist,
Pharmascist, Podiatrist, Psychiatrist or Psychologist unless local
anesthesia, general anesthesia, conscious sedation or deep sedations is used;
or it otherwise required under B8 of this section.
b. A dentist.
c. A fitness center or swimming pool of
one-thousand two hundred square feet or larger.
Exception: Does not apply to
a fitness room or swimming pool at a private residence.
d. People who are cared for or living in a
supervised environment and having physical limitations because of health or
age, are harbored for medical treatment or other care or treatment,
or people who are detained for penal or correctional purposes.
Exception: Does not apply to
a private residence; or licensed child care facilities that provide
accommodations for less than fifty children under the age of five and for
less than twenty-four hours.
4. All hotels or motels.
5. All municipal and private golf
6. Buildings or structures, or portion
thereof, with an occupant load of more than fifty people and occupied by:
a. A governmental agency (city, county, state and federal).
b. A public, charter, or private primary
or secondary school.
c. A licensed child care facility.
7. All public or commercial recreation and
sporting fields during sporting events at which more than one hundred fifty
people are in attendance at any given time.
8. All public or private buildings or
structures, or portion thereof, not otherwise identified above and with an
occupant load of greater than one hundred fifty people.
Quantity and Distribution:
1. AEDs shall be distributed such that the
maximum travel distance from any portion of the building or structure to an
AED does not exceed four hundred twenty-five feet.
2. In buildings, structures, or other
areas with multiple occupancies, an AED may be shared by two or more
a. AEDs are placed in a common area
accessible to all occupants and visitors of each building, structure or
portion thereof; and
b. The maximum travel distance to an AED
from any portion of the building or structure does not exceed four hundred
General Requirements: AEDs
shall be installed, maintained, and used in accordance with this Chapter and
applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
1. Located in a conspicuous location along normal paths of
travel and readily accessible and immediately available for use by employees
and members of the general public, including disabled persons.
2. Unobstructed from view or
use. In rooms or areas in which visual obstruction cannot be completely
avoided, signs shall be provided to indicate the location of the AED. Any
signs required by this Subsection are in addition to the sign required by
Subsection F. below.
3. Housed in a cabinet permanently
affixed to a wall or durable portable stand and in accordance with the
a. The height of the AED shall be a minimum of forty-two
inches and a maximum of forty-eight inches measured vertically, from the
floor to the top of the AED carrying handle.
b. The AED cabinet shall include a clear
window in the cabinet door and an audible alarm signaling the opening of the
Cabinets used to
house AEDs shall not be locked.
4. Access: Accessible to members,
employees, agents, clients, customers, or invitees who are granted access to
the building, structure or any portion thereof. However, nothing in this
Chapter is intended, nor shall it be construed, to diminish or alter in any
way the right of every business, corporation, partnership, entity, or other
association required to provide an AED by this Chapter to: (a) determine who
may enter or remain on its property, free of any burden or interference; or
(b) set the hours when its property may be open or in operation.
a. Section 8.32.050(E) does not apply to
AEDs deployed in vehicles, intended for use by a designated emergency medical
response team, or temporarily deployed at a recreational field as required in
b. In areas where the AED is subject to
theft or vandalism, the cabinet door may remain locked when visual
identification panels of glass or other approved transparent frangible
material that is easily broken and allows rapid access is used; or when
secured in an AED cabinet incorporated into an emergency communication device
that is monitored twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and, without
delay the monitoring agency has the ability to remotely release the AED
AED Signs: The
location of each AED shall be marked by an approved multi-directional sign
containing the letters “AED” and the universally recognizable AED
symbol. signs shall be affixed to the wall directly above the AED
and be plainly legible, visible and of an approved size to provide adequate
visibility. Additional signs may be required as outlined in Subsection E2.
(Ord.2009-08, 6-2-2009, eff 7-1-2009)
8.32.060: TAMPERING WITH AN AED:
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, tamper with or
otherwise disturb any AED except for the purpose of responding to, or
providing care to a potential cardiac arrest patient, inspection, performing
maintenance or making repairs. AED enclosures, signs, tags or seals
which have been installed at the direction of this Chapter shall not be
removed, destroyed, tampered with or otherwise vandalized in any
REPORTING LOCATION OF AEDs:
A. Reporting: As set forth in Utah
Code Annotated Section 76-8b-301 et seq., as currently adopted and
hereinafter amended, a person who owns or leases an AED shall report the
name, address and phone number of the AED owner and the exact location of
each AED, in writing, to Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center.
B. Exception: AEDs which are not
at a permanent location, such as those in vehicles: temporary portable stands
for community events: or are purchased for a designated emergency medical
response team are exempt from the reporting requirement. (Ord. 2009-08,
6-2-2009, eff. 7-1-2009)
The owner of an AED shall notify the Fire Department as soon as
possible, but no later than twenty-four hours following any use of the AED;
the owner shall provide the Fire Department with information relevant to the
deployment of the AED including but not limited to the date, the time and
location of use, the data recorded by the AED, and other related emergency
response information, including the name and address of any hospital, clinic
or medical provider to which the person was transported following the
deployment of an AED. (Ord. 2009-08, 6-2-2009, eff. 7-1-2009)
NOTICE OF VIOLATION REQUIRED:
A. Violation Notice: When a building,
structure, vehicle, or outdoor area is found to be in violation of the
requirements of this Chapter, the Fire Chief, or his/her designee, shall
issue a written notice of violation prior to taking further action. A
notice of violation issued pursuant to this Chapter shall be served upon the
owner, operator, occupant, or other person responsible for the condition or
violation by personal service or mail. The notification can be delivered to
the owner’s property and left with a
responsibility upon the premise.
B. Time to Comply: A reasonable time
shall be given for the person to comply with this Chapter, which shall not be
less than thirty days after written notice of violation is served.
The violation of this Chapter shall be a class C misdemeanor
punishable by law. The violation of one section or subsection shall be
a separate violation from the violation of another section or subsection.
Nothing in this
chapter shall limit or otherwise restrict the immunity from civil liability
provided under the Utah Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Act, Good Samaritan
Act, and/or other applicable federal or state law.
Private Right of
Action: This Chapter is not intended, nor shall be construed, to create or
support a private right of action against any person, entity, business, or
other association covered by this Chapter.
2. Authority. The South Jordan City Fire Chief
is hereby authorized to render interpretations and enforce the provisions of
this Chapter. Interpretations shall be in compliance with the intent
and purpose of this Chapter and shall not have the effect of waiving
requirements specifically provided for in this Chapter.
3. Severability. If any section, part or provision of
this Chapter is held invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or
unenforceability shall not affect any other portion of this Chapter and all
sections, parts, provisions and words of this Chapter shall be severable.
Chapter shall become effective as of July 1, 2009.
Utah Law: Title 26 Chapter
8b. Utah Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Act.