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Starlett Massey presents Liability and Legal Risks Related to Automated External Defibrillators

May 26, 2011 – Webinar – Starlett Massey, an attorney in McCumber Daniels’ Tampa office, presented “Liability and Legal Risks Related to Automated External Defibrillators” to long-term care providers and administrators on behalf of the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA).

As of July 1, 2011, a new law will require assisted living facilities in Florida with 17 or more licensed beds to have an automated external defibrillator (AED).  This presentation explained the requirements of the statute and the actions facilities will need to undertake to achieve compliance.  The discussion covered the potential for civil liability for facility staff and facilities related to the use of AEDs.  Attendees received recommended policies and procedures on AED use to help ensure that residents’ end of life decisions are honored, guidelines for determining how many AEDs their facility will obtain, and ways to minimize the potential liability associated with this requirement.

Starlett M. Massey is an associate at McCumber Daniels focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation, nursing home litigation, and medical malpractice defense.  Ms. Miller is licensed to practice in the courts of the States of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  She assists the Florida Health Care Association as a member of its Legislative Committee and is an active member of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

For more information on this topic or to receive a copy of the presentation, please contact Starlett Massey at smassey@mccumberdaniels.com

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