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General Administration AP 167: Defibrillators


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.


  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.