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State regulations regarding AED's are listed below. In addition the following two web pages are very informative and recommended.

FDA ~ AED's are under the FDA as a class 3 medical device. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/CardiovascularDevices/ucm344669.htm

CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2012/11_0196.htm

AED laws vary in each state across the country, some have different regional requirements, in addition federal buildings have their own protocols. ATEM researches the AED laws daily, and makes every attempt to assure the accuracy of our research. All material provided on this site is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace either official documents nor the advice of a qualified legal professional.

AL

http://www.adph.org/volunteer/assets/GoodSamaritanAct.pdf

Must have involvement of a licensed physician or medical authority in the site's AED program to ensure compliance with training, notification, and maintenance.

1.That expected defibrillator users receive appropriate training in an American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or other nationally recognized cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course and AED, or an equivalent nationally recognized course.

2.That the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.

3.That there is involvement of a licensed physician or medical authority in the site's AED program to ensure compliance with training, notification, and maintenance.

4.That any person who renders emergency care or treatment of a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible.

That each manufacturer, wholesale supplier, or retailer of an AED notifies purchasers of AED's intended for use in the State of Alabama of the requirements of this section.

AK

http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Emergency/Pages/ems/programs/aed/faq.aspx

While physician involvement in an AED program is recommended, it is not compulsory. Physician oversight of a public AED program in Alaska is not required.

"(b) A person who acquires or provides an automated external defibrillator device for use on a victim of a perceived medical emergency is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of the device. This subsection does not apply to civil damages resulting from the failure of the person who acquires or provides the device to:

5.notify the local emergency medical response authority or other appropriate entity of the most recent placement of the device within 30 days following placement of the device;

6.properly maintain and test the device;

7.provide, within a reasonable proximity to the device's usual location, a means of notifying the local emergency medical response authority that an emergency exists in the event that a medical emergency occurs where the device is used; or

8.provide appropriate training in the use of the device to an employee or agent of the person who acquires the device when the employee or agent was the person who used the device on the victim; this paragraph does not apply and immunity is provided under this subsection if: a. the employee or agent who used the device on the victim was not an employee or agent who would have been reasonably expected to use the device; b. the period of time elapsing between hiring the person as an employee or agent and the occurrence of the harm, or between the acquisition of the device and the occurrence of the harm, in any case in which the device was acquired after hiring the employee or agent was not in excess of six months; c. the device was intended for and placed in a location where the person or entity would not regularly have an employee or agent present; or d. the device was placed in a location that provided public access to the device by persons who volunteer to use the device and are not employees or agents of the person who acquires or provides the device. "Understanding the requirements of the state law allows any organization the ability to protect itself from liability of owning an AED."

AZ

http://www.azdhs.gov/azshare/AEDFormsInfo.htm

1. Enter into an agreement with a physician who shall oversee all aspects of public access to defibrillation, including training, emergency medical services coordination, protocol approval, standing orders, communications, protocols and automated external defibrillator deployment strategies.

2. Limit the use of an automated external defibrillator to trained responders.

3. Require each trained responder who uses an automated external defibrillator on a person in cardiac arrest to: (a) Call telephone number 911 as soon as possible. (b) Submit a written report to the physician, within five working days after its use."

AR

http://www.arkansased.org/public/userfiles/Legal/Legal-Current%20Rules/ade_299_aed_cpr_0510_current.pdf

9.(A) Expected automated external defibrillators users complete appropriate knowledge and skills courses at least once every two years (2) in CPR and automated external defibrillator use based upon current American Heart Association scientific guidelines, standards, and recommendations for providing CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators as published in American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or equivalent course materials;

10. The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and instructions; and

11. Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and immediately reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the medical provider responding to the emergency.

(b) Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of emergency communications, 911, or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator. "Involve a physician or medical authority to the site's AED program to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, and maintenance.

Immunity from civil liability includes the physician or medical authority who is involved with AED site placement,

CA

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/99-00/bill/sen/sb_0901-0950/sb_911_bill_19990723_chaptered.pdf

"(b) In order to ensure public safety, any person who acquires an AED shall do all of the following:

(1) Comply with all regulations governing the training, use, and placement of an AED.

(2) Notify an agent of the local EMS agency of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired.

(3) Ensure all of the following:

(A) That expected AED users complete a training course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use that complies with regulations adopted by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority and the standards of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

(B) That the defibrillator is maintained and regularly tested according to the operation and maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer, the American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross, and according to any applicable rules and regulations set forth by the governmental authority under the federal Food and Drug Administration and any other applicable state and federal authority.

(C) That the AED is checked for readiness after each use and at least once every 30 days if the AED has not been used in the preceding 30 days. Records of these periodic checks shall be maintained.

(D) That any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible, and reports any use of the AED to the licensed physician and to the local EMS agency.

(E) That there is involvement of a licensed physician in developing a program to ensure compliance with regulations and requirements for training, notification, and maintenance."

A physician who is involved with the placement of an AED and any person or entity responsible for the site where an AED is located is not liable for any civil damages resulting from any acts or omissions of a person who renders emergency care in good faith

Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and report use of the AED to the local physician and EMS agency.

CO

http://tornado.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl1999/sl_120.htm

"(3)(a) In order to ensure public health and safety, a person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that:

(I) Expected AED users receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED use through a course approved by the department of public health and environment;

(II) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and that written records are maintained of this maintenance and testing;

(III) There is involvement of a licensed physician in the program at the site of the AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, and maintenance;

(IV) There are written plans in place concerning the placement of AED's, training of personnel, pre-planned coordination with the emergency medical services system, medical oversight, AED maintenance, identification of personnel authorized to use AED's, and reporting of AED utilization, which written plans have been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician;

(V) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician affiliated with the program.

(b) Any person or entity that acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the applicable emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED."A licensed physician must be involved at the site of an AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, and maintenance.

This immunity extends to the licensed physician who is involved with the AED site placement

CT

http://www.aedshop.com/modules/fileuploader/files/1056/Connecticut%20AED%20Act.pdf

"Sec. 3. (medical-direction.html) (a) Any person in possession of an automatic external defibrillator shall provide notice of the location of such defibrillator to the Office of Emergency Medical Services."

No paramedic shall be required to be in simultaneous communication with a licensed physician when using an AED in the practice of Para medicine.

DE

http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/ems/aedrules.html

"(1) each prospective defibrillator user receives appropriate training by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, Delaware State Fire School or by another nationally recognized provider of training for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and AED use; provided however, that such training shall be approved by the State EMS Medical Director;

(2) the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines; and

(3) any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED shall notify the appropriate EMS units as soon as possible, and report any clinical use of the AED to the appropriate licensed physician or medical authority."

Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED must notify the appropriate EMS units as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the AED to the appropriate licensed physician or medical authority.

DC

http://fems.dc.gov/page/automated-external-defibrillator-program

A physician licensed in the District of Columbia shall oversee all aspects of the defibrillation program, including training, coordination with the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, protocol approval, AED deployment strategies, and equipment maintenance plan, and shall review each case in which the AED is used by the program.

Any person who uses an AED to provide emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest shall activate the Department's emergency medical service system as soon as possible, and must report any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician or medical authority.

Any person or entity who acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the Fire Chief, the EMS Medical Director, and the emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence of the AED and the Department of the existence, location, and type of AED. If an AED is removed, the Department shall be notified.

The immunity from civil liability provided under the section above shall extend to the licensed physician or medical authority involved in automated external defibrillator site placement

FL

http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=37494

1.

Physician approval required.

2

CPR/AED Training

All persons who use an automated external defibrillator are encouraged to first obtain appropriate training, to include completion of a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or successful completion of a basic first aid course that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, and demonstrated proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator.

3

EMS Notification

Any person or entity in possession of an automated external defibrillator is encouraged to notify register with the local emergency medical services medical director of the existence and location of the automated external defibrillator.

4

Maintenance Program

Must properly maintain and test the AED on a regularly scheduled basis.

5

Notification of Use

Any person who uses an automated external defibrillator shall activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible upon use of the automated external defibrillator.

GA

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20012002/2282.pdf

19 (1) Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure 20 that:

21 (A) Expected users of the automated external defibrillator receive American Heart 22 Association or American Red Cross training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and 23 automated external defibrillator use or complete an equivalent nationally recognized 24 course;

25 (B) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's 26 operational guidelines; (C) There is involvement of a licensed physician or other person authorized by the composite board in the site's automated external defibrillator program to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, and maintenance; (D) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the licensed physician or other person authorized by the composite board who is supervising the program; and

(2) Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator."

Offers immunity from civil liability for lay rescuers who use AEDs in good faith, owners or operators of any premises who provide AEDs, and any trainers or supervisors of AED programs.

HI

Any person, including an employer, who establishes an AED program shall not be liable for any civil damages

The State of Hawaii AED Law requires owners of an AED to follow certain guidelines in order to protect themselves from liability. The Hawaii AED Law states the following:

"Sec. 3. (medical-direction.html) (a) Any person in possession of an automatic external defibrillator shall provide notice of the location of such defibrillator to the Office of Emergency Medical Services.

(b) The Office of Emergency Medical Services shall establish a registry of automatic external defibrillators located within the state and shall establish a procedure facilitating the use of the enhanced 9-1-1 service, as defined in section 28-25 of the general statutes, for the location of such defibrillator nearest to the caller. "

ID

http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/1999/S1185.html

The Idaho AED Law states the following:

"(a) A person or entity who acquires a defibrillator as a result of a prescription shall ensure that:

(i) Expected defibrillator users receive training in its use and care equivalent to the CPR and AED training of the American heart association, the American red cross or similar entities;

(ii) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines;

(iii) There is involvement of a licensed physician in the site's program to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, maintenance and guidelines for use;

(iv) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person defibrillator to the prescribing physician.

(b) Any person or entity who acquires a defibrillator as a result of a prescription shall notify an agent of the emergency communications system or emergency vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of defibrillator.

IL

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?name=093-0910

A physician licensed in IL to practice medicine in all its branches who authorizes the purchase of an AED is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission arising out of authorizing the purchase of an AED, except for willful or wanton misconduct.

A licensed physician who gives medical direction in the use of an AED or a national or state approved AED instructor of a person who gratuitously renders emergency care involving the use of an AED is immune from civil liability for any act or omission of the licensed physician or instructor if it: 1. Involves the training for or use of an automatic external defibrillator; and 2. Does not amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.

IA

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/aco/arc/9241b.pdf

641-143.12(135) The person or entity maintaining the AED shall:

143.12(1) Ensure the AED is maintained and inspected in accordance to the manufacturer's guidelines.

143.12(2) Maintain records of all maintenance and inspections of the AED for the usable life of the device.

143.12(3) Ensure the AED is programmed to conform to nationally accepted guidelines for treatment of cardiac arrest patients."

The State of Iowa requires that owners of an AED maintain the AED properly. The manufacture's guidelines require that the pads and batteries be replaced according to the expiration date listed. Provide a medical director licensed under Iowa Code chapter 148, 150, or 150A, who shall be responsible for the overall medical direction of the PAD service program.

KS

http://www.kansas.gov/government/legislative/bills/2010/102.pdf

"(b)Pursuant to the provisions of this subsection, persons or entities which purchase or otherwise acquire an automated external defibrillator shall notify the emergency medical service which operates in the geographic area of the location of the automated external defibrillator. Persons or entities acquiring an automatic electronic defibrillator shall notify the emergency medical service providing local service on forms developed and provided by the emergency medical services board."

KY

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statrev/tables/00rs/actsmas.pdf

(a) Expected AED users receive American Heart Association or American Red Cross training in CPR and AED use, or an equivalent nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use;

(b) The AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines;

(c) There is medical oversight of the AED program by a physician licensed in Kentucky to ensure compliance with requirements for training, maintenance, notification, and communication with the local emergency medical services system. The physician providing oversight shall also work with the AED site to establish protocols for AED deployment and conduct a review of each use of an AED; and

(d) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the local emergency medical services system as soon as possible and, if an entity with an AED program, reports any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician.

(2) Any person or entity who acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the local emergency medical services system and the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired."

Kentucky requires AED owners to properly maintain the AED by following the manufacture's guidelines of maintaining the AED. The pads and batteries must be replaced on all AEDs according to the manufacture's guidelines. Training should be provided to any individual that is expected to use the AED. Local EMS should be notified of the placement of the AED.There is medical oversight of the AED program by a physician licensed in Kentucky to ensure compliance with requirements for training, maintenance, notification, and communication with the local emergency medical services system. The physician providing oversight shall also work with the AED site to establish protocols for AED deployment and conduct a review of each use of an AED.

if an entity with an AED program, reports any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician.

The immunity from civil liability for any personal injury under the above section includes the licensed physician who is involved with AED site placement,

LA

http://www.lamedical-direction.htmlsbureau.com/inst/1999RS/SB/01/SB100.PDF

A licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse who is authorized to prescribe is involved in the possessor's program to ensure compliance with the requirements for training, emergency medical services notification, and maintenance.

In order to ensure public health and safety, any person or entity who possesses an AED shall ensure that:

(1) The AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

(2) A licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse who is authorized to prescribe is involved in the possessor's program to ensure compliance with the requirements for training, emergency medical service (EMS) notification, and maintenance.

(3) (a) Expected AED users regularly, on the premises of a particular entity, such as a work site, receive appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the American Heart Association or by any other nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use. (b) For purposes of this Paragraph, "expected AED users" shall be any person designated by the possessor to render emergency care.

(4) The emergency medical services system is activated as soon as possible when an individual renders emergency care to an individual in cardiac arrest by using an AED.

(5) Any clinical use of the AED is reported to the licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse involved in the possessor's program."

Louisiana requires that AED owners to maintain the AED properly. Maintaining the AED according to the manufacture's guidelines requires the replacement of the pads and batteries according to the expiration date. The expiration dates for the pads and batteries will vary from manufacture to manufacture. Training should be provided to any individual expected to use the AED during an emergency.

Any clinical use of the AED must be reported to the licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse involved in the possessor's program.

immunity provided to persons rendering emergency assistance as provided by law any prescribing advanced practice registered nurse or physician who authorizes the purchase of the AED, any physician or advanced practice registered

ME

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/22/title22ch421.pdf

Any physician or other authorized person who issues a prescription for the purchase of an AED.

"1. Training and maintenance. A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator must:

A. Require expected users to complete successfully a course in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is offered or approved by the American Heart Association or another nationally recognized organization;

B. Maintain and test the defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines; and

C. Consult with a physician regarding compliance with the requirements of paragraphs A and B.

2. Notification of location of defibrillator. A person in possession of an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of the automated external defibrillator.

3. Authorized users. A person who has obtained appropriate training on how to perform automated external defibrillation and has successfully completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation may perform automated external defibrillation, regardless of whether the person is a physician, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or emergency medical services provider.

4. Activation of emergency medical services system. A person who renders out-of-hospital emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator."

Maine requires that the owners of an AED must train individuals in CPR and AED use that will most likely use the AED and the AED must be maintained according to the manufacture's guidelines. The local EMS must be notified of the AED placement.

MD

http://www.miemss.org/home/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=WkD2fi2ZtPY%3D&tabid=85&mid=495

he State of Maryland has enacted a Good Samaritan Law to protect individuals from liability when aiding a victim during an emergency. The Maryland Good Samaritan Law states the following:

"c. An individual who is not covered otherwise by this section is not civilly liable for any act or omission in providing assistance or medical aid to a victim at the scene of an emergency, if:

1. The assistance or aid is provided in a reasonably prudent manner;

2. The assistance or aid is provided without fee or other compensation; and

3. The individual relinquishes care of the victim when someone who is licensed or certified by this State to provide medical care or services becomes available to take responsibility."

MA

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/.../Section12V1~2?

"1. Training and maintenance. A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator must:

A. Require expected users to complete successfully a course in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is offered or approved by the American Heart Association or another nationally recognized organization;

B. Maintain and test the defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines; and

C. Consult with a physician regarding compliance with the requirements of paragraphs A and B.

2. Notification of location of defibrillator. A person in possession of an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of the automated external defibrillator.

3. Authorized users. A person who has obtained appropriate training on how to perform automated external defibrillation and has successfully completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation may perform automated external defibrillation, regardless of whether the person is a physician, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or emergency medical services provider.

4. Activation of emergency medical services system. A person who renders out-of-hospital emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator."

MI

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ozvftnrpc4upmoqox5iigb45))/documents/2013-2014/billcurrentversion/Senate/PDF/2014-SCVBS-0857-11983.PDF

The following persons are not liable in a civil action for damages resulting from an act or omission of an individual rendering emergency services using an AEDA physician who provides medical authorization for use of an automated external defibrillator.

The State of Michigan has enacted a Good Samaritan Law to protect individuals who aid a victim during an emergency. The Michigan Good Samaritan Law states the following:

"(4) Subject to subsection (5), the following persons are not liable in a civil action for damages resulting from an act or omission of an individual rendering emergency services using an automated external defibrillator as described in subsection (3), except if the person's actions constitute gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct:

(a) A physician who provides medical authorization for use of an automated external defibrillator.

(b) An individual who instructs others in the use of an automated external defibrillator.

(c) An individual or entity that owns, occupies, or manages the premises where an automated external defibrillator is located or used"

MS

http://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2013/title-41/chapter-60/use-of-automated-external-defibrillator-in-cases-of-sudden-cardiac-death/section-41-60-33

The Mississippi AED Law has been enacted to protect individuals and organizations that own an AED. The organizations and individuals must follow the guidelines set forth in the law. The State of Mississippi AED Law states the following:

"SECTION 2. Any person may use an automated external defibrillator for the purpose of saving the life of another person in sudden cardiac death, subject to the following requirements:

(a) Mississippi licensed physician must exercise medical control authority over the person using the AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, emergency medical services (EMS) notification and maintenance;

(b) The person using the AED must have received appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, National Safety Council or other nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use;

(c) The AED must not operate in a manual mode except when access control devices are in place or when appropriately licensed individuals such as registered nurses, physicians or emergency medical technician-paramedics utilize the AED; and

(d) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in sudden cardiac death by using an AED must activate the EMS system as soon as possible, and report any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician."A Mississippi licensed physician must exercise medical control authority over the person using the AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, emergency medical services, notification, and maintenance.

MO

http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills98/biltxt98/truly98/HB1668T.HTM

A person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that:

(1) Expected defibrillator users receive training by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators, or an equivalent nationally recognized course in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

(2) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines;

(3) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible; and

(4) Any person that owns an automated external defibrillator that is for use outside of a health care facility shall have a physician provide medical protocol for the use of the device

Any person that owns an AED that is for use outside of a health care facility must have a physician provide medical protocol for the use of the device.

Kansas City Mo http://www.kcmo.org/idc/groups/public/documents/health/001963.pdf

MN

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?year=1998&type=0&doctype=Chapter&id=329&format=pdf

Removed the requirement for a physician director of an AED program. The name, location, and telephone number of a physician, or other individual designated by the physician, designated to provide medical supervision of the AED program;

that the AED use is reported to the supervising physician or the person designated by the physician and to the department as required by the written plan;

The following individuals are immune .. The physician supervising the AED program or the person designated by a physician to supervise the program.

A person who, without compensation or the expectation of compensation, renders emergency care, advice, or assistance at the scene of an emergency or during transit to a location where professional medical care can be rendered is not liable for any civil damages as a result of acts or omissions by that person in rendering the emergency care, advice, or assistance, unless the person acts in a willful and wanton or reckless manner in providing the care, advice, or assistance. This subdivision does not apply to a person rendering emergency care, advice, or assistance during the course of regular employment, and receiving compensation or expecting to receive compensation for rendering the care, advice, or assistance."

NE

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/licensure/documents/OptSet2Quest11.pdf

"No person who renders emergency care at the scene of an accident or other emergency gratuitously, shall be held liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by such person in rendering the emergency care or as a result of any act or failure to act to provide or arrange for medical treatment or care for the injured person."

NV

http://main.diabetes.org/dorg/PDFs/daycare/nv_statute41-500_dc.pdf

"Except as provided in NRS 41.505, any person in this state, who renders emergency care or assistance in an emergency, gratuitously and in good faith, is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, not amounting to gross negligence, by him/her in rendering the emergency care or assistance, or as a result of any act or failure to act, not amounting to gross negligence, to provide or arrange for further medical treatment for the injured person."

NH

http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/caljourns/calendars/1999/houcal59.htm

"151-B:27 Every person, association, corporation or other organization that acquires an automatic external defibrillator shall require every individual expected to use the automatic external defibrillator to receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator use."

NJ

ftp://www.njleg.state.nj.us/19981999/AL99/34_.HTM

"3. A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall:

a. Ensure that any person, prior to using that defibrillator, has successfully completed and holds a current certification from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or other training program recognized by the Department of Health and Senior Services in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of a defibrillator;

b. Ensure that the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines;

c. Notify the appropriate first aid, ambulance or rescue squad or other appropriate emergency medical services provider that the person or entity has acquired the defibrillator, the type acquired and its location; and

d. Prior to purchasing the automated external defibrillator, provide the prescribing licensed physician with documentation that the person or entity purchasing the defibrillator has a protocol in place to comply with the requirements of subsections a., b. and c. of this section."

Prior to purchasing the AED, provide the prescribing licensed physician with documentation that the person or entity purchasing the AED has a protocol in place to comply with the requirements of subsections 1, 2, and 3 of this section.

The immunity provided above shall include the prescribing licensed physician and the person or entity that provided the training in CPR and use of the AED.

NM

http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/99%20Regular/FinalVersions/HB0375.pdf

A physician medical director oversees all aspects of the AED program including training, emergency medical services, protocol approval, AED deployment strategies, and other program requirements, and that the physician medical director provides overall quality assurance and reviews each case in which the AED is used.

Section 4. [medical-direction.html MATERIAL] PROTECTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY.--A person who acquires an AED shall ensure that:

A. a physician medical director oversees all aspects of the defibrillation program, including training, emergency medical services coordination, protocol approval, AED deployment strategies and other program requirements, and that the physician medical director provides overall quality assurance and reviews each case in which the AED is used by the program;

B. the trained targeted responder receives appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an AED by a nationally recognized course in cardiopulmonary response and AED use approved by the department or other training programs authorized by the department;

C. the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines;

D. any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the emergency medical system as soon as possible, and reports any clinical use of the AED to the physician medical director;

E. the AED program is registered with the department; and

F. the local emergency medical services and local 911 agencies have been notified of the AED program."

using an AED activates the emergency medical system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the AED to the physician medical director.

A physician medical director of an AED program, a person who provides training in CPR, and the use of an AED and a person responsible for an AED program are immune from civil liability

NY

https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/art30.htm#BM3000b

The emergency healthcare provider shall participate in the regional quality improvement program pursuant to subdivision one of section three thousand four-a of this article. ????

Possession and operation of automated external defibrillator. Possession and operation of an automated external defibrillator by a public access defibrillation provider shall comply with the following:

(a) No person may operate an automated external defibrillator unless the person has successfully completed a training course in the operation of an automated external defibrillator approved by a nationally-recognized organization or the state emergency medical services council, and the completion of the course was recent enough to still be effective under the standards of the approving organization. However, this section shall not prohibit operation of an automated external defibrillator, (i) by a health care practitioner licensed or certified under title VIII of the education law or a person certified under this article acting within his or her lawful scope of practice or (ii) by a person acting pursuant to a lawful prescription.

(b) The public access defibrillation provider shall cause the automated external defibrillator to be maintained and tested according to applicable standards of the manufacturer and any appropriate government agency.

(c) The public access defibrillation provider shall notify the regional council of the existence, location and type of any automated external defibrillator it possesses.

(d) Every use of an automated external defibrillator on a patient shall be immediately reported to the appropriate local emergency medical services system, emergency communications center or emergency vehicle dispatch center as appropriate and promptly reported to the emergency health care provider.

(e) The emergency health care provider shall participate in the regional quality improvement program pursuant to subdivision one of section three thousand four-a of this article."

NC

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/PDF/H1433v6.pdf

A person may not maintain an action for damages for injury, death or loss that results from acts or omissions of another person rendering emergency medical assistance with an automated external defibrillator. A person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that:

(1) Expected defibrillator users receive training by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators, or an equivalent nationally recognized course in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

(2) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines;

(3) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible; and

(4) Any person that owns an automated external defibrillator that is for use outside of a health care facility shall have a physician provide medical protocol for the use of the device."

The AED Law states that the owner of the AED must maintain the AED according to the manufacture's guidelines. The manufacture has two items that must be replaced prior to the expiration date: pads and batteries. Training must be provided to those individuals who are most likely to use the AED.

and a North Carolina licensed physician writing a prescription without compensation for an AED whether or not required by any federal or state law, shall be immune from civil liability.

ND

http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/56-1999/bill-text/JARQ0300.pdf

Except for a medical services facility or prehospital emergency medical services provider, every person who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall:

a. Notify the department of health, upon acquisition of an automated external defibrillator, of the location of and the type of automated external defibrillator.

b. Require every individual expected to use the automated external defibrillator to receive American heart association or American Red Cross training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use or an equivalent nationally recognized course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use.

c. Maintain and test the automated external defibrillator according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.

d. Establish an automated external defibrillator use protocol that provides any person who provides emergency care or treatment to an individual in cardiac arrest by using the automated external defibrillator shall contact as soon as possible an appropriate health care provider or emergency medical services provider.

e. Consider recommendations of a licensed physician in establishing the training, notification, and maintenance requirements of this subsection."

The Ohio AED Law requires that the AED be properly maintained and tested according to the manufacture's guideline. The manufacture's guidelines requires that the pads and batteries be replaced according to the expiration date.

Consider recommendations of a licensed physician in establishing the training, notification, and maintenance requirements of this subsection.

The immunity provision of subsection 2 applies to a licensed physician under subdivision d of subsection

OH

http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=122_HB_717

No physician shall be held liable in civil damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property for providing a prescription for an AED approved for use as a medical device by the United States food and drug administration or consulting with a person regarding the use and maintenance of a defibrillator.

"B) A PERSON WHO POSSESSES AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR SHALL DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING

(1) REQUIRE EXPECTED USERS TO COMPLETE SUCCESSFULLY A COURSE IN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION AND CPR THAT IS OFFERED OR APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION OR ANOTHER NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION;

(2) MAINTAIN AND TEST THE DEFIBRILLATOR ACCORDING TO MANUFACTURER'S GUIDELINES; CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS (B)(1) AND (2) OF THIS SECTION.

(C) A PERSON WHO POSSESSES AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR MAY NOTIFY AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION OF THE LOCATION OF THE DEFIBRILLATOR.

(D) A PERSON WHO HAS OBTAINED APPROPRIATE TRAINING ON HOW TO PERFORM AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION AND HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A COURSE IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION MAY PERFORM AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE PERSON IS A PHYSICIAN, REGISTERED NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICALNURSE, OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDER. WHEN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION IS NOT PERFORMED AS PART OF AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM OR AT A HOSPITAL AS DEFINED IN SECTION 3727.01 OF THE REVISED CODE, AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM SHALL BE ACTIVATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE."

consult with a physician regarding compliance with the requirements previously mentioned.

OK

http://www.oklegislature.gov/cf_pdf/2013-14%20COMMITTEE%20REPORTS/House/CCR%20Combined/HB2312%20CCR.pdf

"B. 1. In order to qualify under the provisions of this section, a person or entity acquiring an automated external defibrillator shall comply with the following provisions:

a. ensure that expected defibrillator users receive reasonable training in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a national or state-approved course and instructor. The user of a defibrillator shall possess demonstrated proficiency in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation,

b. ensure that the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacture's operational guidelines,

c. enlist medical direction by a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and

d. a person or entity in possession of a defibrillator shall notify the ambulance service provider that serves the area where the person or entity is located.

2. Upon the use of an automated external defibrillator in an emergency care situation, the person or entity to whom the device is registered must immediately notify emergency authorities of its use."

Enlist medical direction by a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and CPR

OR

http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/30.805

s a physician and provided services related to the placement or use of an automated external defibrillator;

(3) The immunity provided by this section applies only if:

(a) Before using an automated external defibrillator, the person using the defibrillator has received instruction in the use of defibrillators and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a course approved by the Health Division of the Department of Human Resources;

(b) The person using an automated external defibrillator on another person calls 9-1-1 or such other emergency phone number serving the area as soon as possible after use of the defibrillator, and provides all information on the use of the defibrillator requested by the emergency medical service provider, as defined in ORS 41.685, or health care provider that assumes responsibility for the care of the person on whom the defibrillator was used;

(c) The automated external defibrillator has been maintained and tested in the manner required by the manufacturer's guidelines;

(d) The person that acquired and maintains the automated external defibrillator has sought medical direction from a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and

(e) The person that acquired and maintains the automated external defibrillator has contacted at least one local emergency medical service provider, as defined in ORS 41.685, serving the area in which the defibrillator is used and has notified that organization of the location of the defibrillator."

PA

http://www.paemsinfo.pehsc.org/assets/files/Resources/THE%20GOOD%20SAMARITAN%20AND%20RELATED%20ACTS.pdf

(a) General rule.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, any individual who is trained to use an automated external defibrillator in accordance with subsection (c) and who in good faith uses an AED in an emergency shall not be liable for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions by such individual in using the AED, except any acts or omissions intentionally designed to harm or any grossly negligent acts or omissions which result in harm to the individual receiving the AED treatment.

(b) Requirements.--Any person who acquires and maintains an AED for use in accordance with this section shall not be liable for civil damages provided that the person:

(1) Ensures that expected AED users receive training pursuant to subsection (c).

RI

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/title9/9-1/9-1-27.1.htm

Immunity to physicians providing medical direction oversight for programs of AED use.

No person who voluntarily and gratuitously renders emergency assistance to a person in need thereof including the administration of life saving treatment to those persons suffering from anaphylactic shock shall be liable for civil damages which result from acts or omissions by such persons rendering the emergency care, which may constitute ordinary negligence. This immunity does not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross negligence or willful or wanton conduct."

SC

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t44c076.php

(1) require its designated AED users to have current training in CPR and AED use by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or National Safety Council;

(2) maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and keep written records of maintenance and testing;

(3) employ or obtain a health care professional to serve as its AED liaison;

(4) have in place an AED program approved by its AED liaison which includes CPR and AED training, AED protocol or guidelines, AED deployment strategies, and an AED equipment maintenance plan;

(5) include in its AED protocol or guidelines that a person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia by using an AED must activate the emergency medical services system or 911 as soon as possible;

(6) report any clinical use of the AED to the AED liaison."

SD

http://legis.sd.gov/sessions/2004/bills/HB1272p.htm

"Section 2. Any person, who in good faith obtains an AED for use in providing emergency care or treatment, is immune from civil liability for any injury as a result of such emergency care or treatment or as a result of an act or failure to act in providing or arranging such medical treatment. This immunity applies only if the following requirements are fulfilled:

(1) The person tests and maintains the AED, or arranges to have such testing and maintenance performed on the AED pursuant to the AED manufacturer's specifications;

(2) The person involves a physician to authorize in writing AED placement and compliance with the requirements for AED training, notification of placement and use, and maintenance;

(3) An emergency medical services system is activated when an AED has been used to render emergency care or treatment; and

(4) The person has reported any emergency use of the AED to the physician. "the person involves a physician to authorize in writing AED placement and compliance with the requirements for AED training, notification of placement and use, and maintenance;

The person has reported any emergency use of the AED to the physician

TN

http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/101/Bill/HB1218.pdf

that the AED use is reported to the supervising physician or the person designated by the physician and to the department as required by the written plan;

(1) establish a program for the use of an AED that includes a written plan that complies with subsections 2 through 6 and rules adopted by the department of Health. The plan must specify:

(a) where the AED will be placed

(b) the individuals who are authorized to operate the AED

(c) how the AED will be coordinated with an emergency medical service providing services in the area where the AED is located;

(d) the maintenance and testing that will be performed on the AED;

(e) records that will be kept by the program

(f) reports that will be made of AED use;

(g) other matters as specified by the department

(h) a plan of action for proper usage of the AED

(2) adhere to the written plan required by subsection (1);

(3) ensure that before using the AED, expected users receive appropriate training approved by the department in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the proper use of an AED;

(4) maintain, test, and operate the AED according to the manufacturer's guidelines and maintain written records of all maintenance and testing performed on the AED;

(5) each time an AED is used for an individual in cardiac arrest, require that an emergency medical service is summoned to provide assistance as soon as possible and that the AED use is reported to the supervising physician or the person designated by the physician and to the department as required by the written plan;

(6) before allowed any use of an AED, provide to the emergency communications district or the primary provider of emergency medical services where the defibrillator is located:

(a) a copy of the plan prepared pursuant to this section; and

(b) written notice, in a format prescribed by department rules, stating:

(i) that an AED program is established by the entity

(ii) where the AED is located; and

(iii) how the use of the AED is to be coordinated with the local emergency medical service system."

The State of Tennessee requires the owner of the AED to create a written plan for the AED Program. The guidelines of the AED Program written plan have been set forth in the legislation.

Tennessee requires that the AED be properly maintained by having the pads and batteries replaced according to the manufacture's guidelines and to have the organization's staff trained in CPR and AED use. The local EMS should be notified that an AED has been placed and the location of the AED.

TX

http://www.uiltexas.org/files/health/good-samaritan-law.pdf

A licensed physician is involved in the training program to ensure compliance with the requirements of this chapter.

(1) each user of the automated external defibrillator receives training given or approved by the Texas Department of Health in:

(A) cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and

(B) use of the automated external defibrillator; and

(2) a licensed physician is involved in the training program to ensure compliance with the requirements of this chapter.

(b) The Texas Department of Health shall adopt rules establishing the minimum requirements for the training required by this section. In adopting rules under this section, the Texas Department of Health shall consider the guidelines for automated external defibrillator training approved by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or another nationally recognized association.

The prescribing physician who authorizes the acquisition of an AED in accordance with this chapter are not liable for civil damages for such prescription, training, or acquisition

The AED has been delivered to that person or entity by a licensed practitioner in the course of his professional practice or upon a prescription or other order lawfully issued in the course of his professional practice.

UT

http://le.utah.gov/code/TITLE78B/pdf/78B04_050100.pdf

"A person who renders emergency care at or near the scene of, or during an emergency, gratuitously and in good faith, is not liable for any civil damages or penalties as a result of any act or omission by the person rendering the emergency care, unless the person is grossly negligent or caused the emergency. As used in this section, "emergency" means an unexpected occurrence involving injury, threat of injury, or illness to a person or the public, including motor vehicle accidents, disasters, actual or threatened discharges, removal, or disposal of hazardous materials, and other accidents or events of a similar nature. "Emergency care" includes actual assistance or advice offered to avoid, mitigate, or attempt to mitigate the effects of an emerge

VT

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2010/bills/Passed/H-034.pdf

"(c) Any person who owns or leases an AED shall:

(1) notify the department and the person's regional ambulance service or first responder service of the existence, location, and type of device the person possesses; and

(2) maintain and test the device in accordance with the applicable standards of the manufacturer."

The State of Vermont requires that the AED be properly maintained by replacing the pads and batteries according to the manufacture's guidelines and to notify local EMS of the placement of the AED.

Maintain a relationship with a physician to provide technical assistance and consultation regarding the selection and location of an AED, training of potential operators, protocols for use, and individual case review.

or is a licensed physician providing technical assistance to a person acquiring an AED, shall not be liable for civil damages for that person's acts or omissions unless those acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton

VA

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?991+ful+CHAP1000+pdf

A. An automated external defibrillator may be used to save or attempt to save the life of a person who is in cardiac arrest in accordance with this section and the Board's regulations.

B. Upon obtaining an automated external defibrillator and prior to placing such equipment in use, any person, as defined in 1-13.19, other than a health care facility licensed by the Board of Health or the Board of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services or an adult care residence licensed by the Board of Social Services, any person regulated by a health regulatory board within the Department of Health Professions whose scope of practice encompasses such services, or an emergency medical services agency regulated by the Board, shall register with the Board. The Board shall establish requirements for automated external defibrillator registration which shall include, but need not be limited to, the following criteria:

1. All operators of the automated external defibrillator shall be required to receive and successfully complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of automated external defibrillators in a course which has been approved by the Board of Health.

2. The defibrillator shall be maintained and tested in compliance with the manufacturer's operational guidelines and any Board regulations and written records of such maintenance and testing shall be kept.

3. A licensed physician shall supervise the defibrillation program, including personnel training, local emergency medical services coordination, protocol approval, automated external defibrillator deployment strategies, and an equipment maintenance plan and records.

4. The payment of a registration fee, not to exceed twenty-five dollars.

5. The establishment of disciplinary actions upon failure to comply with the requirements of this section, other relevant law or the Board's regulations which may include, but need not be limited to, citations, suspension of the registration, revocation of the registration or denial of registration remedical-direction.htmlal.

6. The registration shall be effective for four years, and the registrant shall apply for remedical-direction.htmlal before the expiration of his registration, as provided in the Board's regulations."

WA

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/2900/padguide.pdf

Upon acquiring an AED, medical direction is enlisted by the acquirer from a licensed physician in the use of the AED and CPR

(a) Expected defibrillator users receive reasonable instruction in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a course approved by the department of health;

(b) The defibrillator is maintained and tested by the acquirer according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines;

(c) Upon acquiring a defibrillator, medical direction is enlisted by the acquirer from a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

(d) The person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall notify the local emergency medical services organization about the existence and the location of the defibrillator; and

(e) The defibrillator user shall call 911 or its local equivalent as soon as possible after the emergency use of the defibrillator and shall assure that appropriate follow-up data is made available as requested by emergency medical service or other health care providers."

The State of Washington requires medical direction over the AED Program. Medical direction involves having a physician oversee the AED program to ensure that the AED is properly maintained, CPR training is completed prior to expiration, and if an emergency occurs that the information is forward to the proper authorities.

WV

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=sb619%20intr.htm&yr=2008&sesstype=RS&i=619

1) Register the program with the Office of Emergency Medical Services, pursuant to article four-c of this chapter, identifying the placement of AEDs, training of AED anticipated operators, preplanned EMS system coordination, designation of a medical director, maintenance of AED equipment and reports of AED utilization;

(2) Require the anticipated operator of an AED to receive appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, referred to as "CPR", in the operation of an AED and in the determination of advance directives from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, any other nationally recognized course in CPR and AED, or an AED and CPR training program approved by the Office of Emergency Medical Services;

(3) Maintain and test the AED in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines, and keep written records of this maintenance and testing;

(4) Designate a medical director for the coordination of the program, which shall include, but not limited to, training, coordinating with EMS, creating AED deployment strategies and reviewing each operation of an AED;

(5) Notify the local EMS system and public safety answering point or other appropriate emergency dispatch center of the existence of an entity's early defibrillation program, the location of the program and the program's plan for coordination with the EMS system;

(6) Provide that an operator of an AED who renders emergency care or treatment on a person experiencing cardiac arrest shall activate the EMS system as soon as possible and shall report the use of an AED to the program medical director; and

(7) Comply with the guidelines of the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services regarding data collection and reporting. "

WI

http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/895/II/48

146.50 (8g) (c) 1. Provide written notification to the nearest emergency medical services program under s. 146.55 (2). The notification shall include information as to the type of the automatic defibrillator or semiautomatic defibrillator, the location of the defibrillator on the premises of the person, the intended usage area for the defibrillator and the owner of the defibrillator.

SECTION 5.

146.50 (8g) (c) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:

146.50 (8g) (c) 2. Ensure that the automatic defibrillator or semiautomatic defibrillator is maintained and tested in accordance with any operational guidelines of the manufacturer.

SECTION 6.

146.50 (8g) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:

146.50 (8g) (d) The department shall review training courses for the use of an automatic defibrillator or a semiautomatic defibrillator under this subsection and may approve those training courses that satisfy standards for approval that are specified by the department."

WY

https://legisweb.state.wy.us/2005/Engross/HB0019.pdf

There is involvement of a licensed physician to ensure compliance with requirements for training, emergency medical services notification and maintenance.

In order to ensure public health and safety, all persons who possess an AED shall:

(i)Obtain appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or by another nationally recognized, or Wyoming department of health recognized, course in CPR and AED use and maintains currency through refresher training every two (2) years; and

(ii)Ensure that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines;

(b) Any person or entity in possession of an AED shall notify an agent of the emergency communications center and the local ambulance service of the existence, location and type of AED."

Some of the basic guidelines when owning an AED is to properly maintain the AED by replacing the pads and batteries according to the manufacture's guidelines. Each manufacture has different expiration dates for the pads and batteries. To locate your manufacture's expiration dates, you can locate them in the user's guide for your AED.

Getting the organization's staff trained on how to effectively perform CPR and how to utilize an AED during an emergency prepares the staff for when an emergency arises.

The prescribing physician who authorizes the purchase of the AED,

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