Record #: SO2017-4192   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/24/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 10/11/2017
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 4 and 7 by modifying Section 4-6-180 regarding presence of automated external defibrillator in hotels and adding new Chapter 7-52 entitled "Hotel Automated External Defibrillator Ordinance"
Sponsors: Thompson, Patrick D., Burke, Edward M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 6 Regulated Business License, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 52 Hotel Automated External Defibrillator Ordinance
Attachments: 1. SO2017-4192.pdf, 2. O2017-4192.pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule municipality as described in Section 6(a) of Article VII ofthe 1970 Constitution ofthe State of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the City Council ofthe City of Chicago finds that the health and welfare of its residents are being harmed by the rapid increase of heart disease; and

WHEREAS, the American Heart Association reported that in 2014,424,000 people in the United States experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, this number increased by 100,000 from 2011 reported figures; and

WHEREAS, the average survival rate for those who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is 10.6%, that number varies by location from 7.7 percent to 39.9 percent; and

WHEREAS, if the sudden cardiac arrest is witnessed by someone, the survival rate increases with the use of defibrillators; however, according to a 2016 article from the Washington Post, "only about 46 percent of cardiac arrests outside hospitals are seen by another person, and 70 percent of them do not respond to electrical shock, the report notes, often because someone with a defibrillator arrives too late"; and

WHEREAS, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Automated External Defibrillator Act (410 ILCS 4/1 et seq.) and found that timely attention in medical emergencies saves lives, and that trained use of AEDs in medical emergency responses can increase the number of lives saved; and

WHEREAS, Illinois currently requires the presence of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in numerous public locations such as fitness and athletic facilities, including those in schools, and certain dental offices; and

WHEREAS, currently, there is no City of Chicago ordinance which requires the presence of...

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