Summary of Requirements
Physician Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure compliance.
A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall 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.
EMS Notification A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall 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.
A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
Notification of Use
Any person who uses a defibrillator shall request emergency medical assistance from the appropriate first aid, ambulance or rescue squad as soon as practicable.
Good Samaritan Protection
The immunity provided in subsection a. of this section shall include the prescribing licensed physician and the person or entity who provided the training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and use of the defibrillator.
This subsection shall not immunize a person for any act of gross negligence or willful or
wanton misconduct. It shall not be considered gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct
to fail to use a defibrillator in the absence of an otherwise preexisting duty to do so.
|Law / Legislation|
|A 1608||2012||Janet’s Law. Beginning September 1, 2014, all public and private K-12 schools will be required to have a properly maintained AED in an easily accessible, unlocked location. Someone certified in CPR and AED use shall be present at all school functions. Emergency action plans regarding cardiac arrest shall be established identifying at least five designated staff members who are properly trained in CPR and AED. This plan should also identify the faculty member responsible for responding to the situation.|
|SB 852||2012||Revises Good Samaritan protection.|
|AR 84||2010||Urges all boards of education in the State to install automated external defibrillators.|
|SR 75||2010||Urges boards of education to improve staff and student preparation for medical emergencies involving sudden cardiac arrest.|
|SB 2146||2009||Requires assisted living facilities to have a defibrillator on site and employees trained.|
|SB 2567||2006||Requires AEDs in health clubs.|
|AB 908||2004||Requires nursing homes to have a defibrillator on site and employees trained.|
|A 2321||1999||Establishes requirements and immunity from civil liability for certain persons who use Defibrillators.|
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