Connecticut Law: All Health Clubs to Provide AED - Small Business? Think Recertified!

Connecticut’s new law, SB1083, came into effect on October 1, 2021. Specifically, SB1083 requires all health clubs to provide and maintain a working AED in a readily accessible location as a precondition to its license to operate or the renewal of any such licenses.

Despite the added cost, local health club and gym owners are complying with a recent Connecticut law that was created to make the venues safer for customers and as a way to save lives.

Championed by a Ridgefield resident, the law that went into effect on October 1, 2021 calls for all health clubs and gyms to have an automatic external defibrillator, or AED, on-site with at least one employee or volunteer trained to use it in the event of an emergency.

Suzanne Brennan, of Ridgefield, worked hard to get the law passed after her husband Edward died of a sudden cardiac event at a local gym in 2012. The gym didn’t have an AED or trained person who knew CPR on site.

What is important for all smaller businesses to know is that if the expense of a new AED is prohibitive, recertified AEDs are an option. 

At AED Market, all of their recertified AEDs have been through an extensive checkpoint service by a Biomedical Technician.  The AEDs look like and work like new AEDs.  When purchased, the recertified AEDs come with a new battery, new adult pads, a carrying case and a one year warranty.

Please visit our website at to learn more about all of your AED options or call us at 1-800-441-8378.