City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
18-O-1672

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBERS DUSTIN HILLIS, ANDRE DICKENS, CARLA SMITH, MICHAEL JULIAN BOND AND MATT WESTMORELAND TO CREATE A NEW SECTION 914.3 TITLED “AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS” IN PART III (LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE), APPENDIX A (BUILDING CODE AMENDMENTS), CHAPTER 1 (ADMINISTRATION), OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REQUIRE ALL CITY BUILDINGS AND ALL NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BUILDINGS TO INSTALL AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Office of Research and Policy AnalysisSponsors:Councilmember, District 9 Dustin Hillis, Councilmember, Post 1 At Large Michael Julian Bond, Councilmember, Post 2 At Large Matt Westmoreland, Councilmember, District 1 Carla Smith, Councilmember, Post 3 At Large Andre Dickens
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WHEREAS, there are more than 356,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests annually in the US; and

 

WHEREAS, the estimated loss of a sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. was 2 million years of potential life lost for males and 1.3 million potential life lost for females, accounting for 40-50% of the years of potential life lost from all cardiac diseases; and

 

WHEREAS, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are portable electronic devices, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, which are capable of diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias and are able to re-establish effective cardiac rhythm; and

 

WHEREAS, the installation of AEDs in buildings would allow quick access to these devices in the instance a person is suffering a sudden cardiac arrest; and

 

WHEREAS, AEDs are intended for use by the general public and most AEDs use audible voice prompts to guide the user through the process; and

 

WHEREAS, it is in the interested of the citizens of the City of Atlanta to install AEDs in all City buildings and newly constructed buildings.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS as follows:

 

SECTION 1: A new Section 914.3 titled Automated External Defibrillators will be created in Part III (Land Development Code), Appendix A (Building Code Amendments), Chapter 1 (Administration), of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances to read as follows:

 

Sec. 914.3. - Automated External Defibrillators

 

914.3.1. - Definitions.

"Automated External Defibrillator" means a portable electronic device, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, that is capable of diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias and that uses defibrillation to reestablish an effective cardiac rhythm.

 

"City building" means any building or portion thereof that is owned or leased by the city and is occupied by city employees.

 

"Newly constructed building" means any building constructed on or after January 1, 2018 and that has an occupant load of 50 or more. For purposes of this definition, a building will be deemed to have been constructed on the earlier of: 1) the date of issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the building, or 2) the date of its first occupancy.

 

914.3.2. - Administering agency.

The Office of Buildings shall administer the provisions of this article.

 

914.3.3. - Notification.

Office of Buildings shall notify the City of Atlanta emergency services department, emergency medical services division, of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator installed in each city building or newly constructed building with occupancy groups that include (A, B, E, F, I, H, M, R-1, R-2, S-1 and S-2.)  In multiple story buildings greater than seven stories, an automated external defibrillator shall be installed on the first / main floor and every fifth floor.

 

914.3.4. - Inspection.

The Office of Buildings inspectors shall conduct an inspection of each automated external defibrillators during construction or installation of the defibrillator to ensure the device is installed per the manufacturer’s installation standards in the designed location and according to the operation and maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.

 

914.3.5. - Maintenance.

The building owners shall conduct periodic inspections of all automated external defibrillators in their respective buildings to ensure that they are maintained in an operative condition, and are replaced or repaired where defective, all according to the operation and maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.

 

914.3.5.1. - Maintenance Documentation.

The building owners shall provide the certification documentation to the Office of Buildings annually and have this documentation available for review upon request by designated Office of Buildings staff.

 

SECTION 2: That the amendments reflected in this Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon approval.

 

SECTION 3:  That all ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of the conflict.

 

 

Meeting History

Nov 5, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Nov 13, 2018 12:30 PM Video Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dustin Hillis, District 9
SECONDER:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Chair, District 5
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Amir R Farokhi, Dustin Hillis, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Nov 19, 2018 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 27, 2018 12:30 PM  Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [5 TO 0]
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Amir R Farokhi, Dustin Hillis, Marci Collier Overstreet, Matt Westmoreland
EXCUSED:Ivory Lee Young Jr.
AWAY:Joyce M Sheperd
Dec 3, 2018 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 11, 2018 12:30 PM Video Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 7, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 15, 2019 12:00 PM Video Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Jan 22, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 12, 2019 12:00 PM Video Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Dustin Hillis, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd, Matt Westmoreland
ABSENT:Michael Julian Bond
Feb 18, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 26, 2019 12:00 PM Video Community Development & Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FILED BY COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dustin Hillis, District 9
SECONDER:Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At-Large
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Michael Julian Bond, Dustin Hillis, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd, Matt Westmoreland
Mar 4, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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FILED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:FILED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Councilmember, District 5
SECONDER:Dustin Hillis, Councilmember, District 9
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Cleta Winslow