The Plaquemines Parish School Board directs that if funding is available, each high school shall have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on its premises.  Each high school shall have the authority to accept donations of AEDs or funds to acquire AEDs.


In schools which have an AED on site, any expected AED user (those designated by the Superintendent or principal to render emergency care at that school) shall receive appropriate training in the use of AEDs from any nationally recognized course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED use.  All training of personnel in the use of AEDs shall be fully documented.  Pertinent administrative regulations, procedures, and/or protocols for the usage and placement of AEDS shall be maintained by the Superintendent and staff.


The School Board shall notify a local provider of emergency medical services (such as a 911 service, local ambulance service, or fire department) of the acquisition, location, and type of any AED device.


This policy shall not create an obligation to use an AED, nor is it intended to create any expectation that an AED will be present or that a trained employee will be present and/or able to use an AED, if a condition arises making the use of an AED beneficial.


In addition to the civil immunity provided to persons rendering emergency assistance as provided by law, any person or entity which provides training in CPR and in the use of an AED and any expected AED user shall not be liable for any civil damages arising from any act or omission of acts related to the operation of or failure to operate an AED that do not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence.


New policy:  December 17, 2012

Revised:  March 13, 2017



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง9:2793, 17:81, 40:1137.2, 40:1137.3

Board minutes, 12-17-12, 3-3-17


Plaquemines Parish School Board