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Legislation Listings

There are relatively few pieces of federal legislation relating to AEDs. the existing national laws are listed below. the next several pages include legislation from all 50 states. As we mentioned before, please double check your state's legislation before purchasing an AED. We hope the laws we have listed here will give you a solid base and starting point for understanding your state's requirements.

 

US Code: Title 42.238Q

Provides Good Samaritan protection for lay rescuers.

US Code: Title 42.238P

Requires a strategy for implementation of AEDs in all federal buildings.

US Code: Title 42.254C

Creates grants for AEDs in rural communities.

US Code: Title 42.245

Creates a grant program that distributes funds to states and Native American tribes that can be used for AED purchase, training, and public demonstrations.

US Code: Title 42.244

Creates a grant program that can award funds to states and Native American tribes. Funds can be used for public access defibrillation programs and EMS training. Federal Aviation Regulations Part 21 Appendix A- As of 2001, all flights weighing over 7,500 pounds or with at least one flight attendant must carry an AED on board. Flight attendants must be trained to use AEDs.

Alabama State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 68: 2006)
Alabama 6-5-332.3 (1999): ownership of an AED requires proper training of AED users, regular maintenance of AED, licensed physician must oversee AED program, Ems service must be notified, reatierls and manufacturers must notify customers of these requirements.
sB 280 (2008) and sB 306 (2009): Appropriated $1 million for AEDs to Department of Education and required all K-12 public schools to install an AED.

Arkansas State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 1066: 1999)
hB 1970 (2005) and hB 2786 (2007): requires AEDs to be placed in health spas and have at least one staff member trained in AED use and CPR working at all times.
hB 2578 (2007) and sB 312 (2009): requires AEDs to be in all schools and have trained school personnel. AEDs must also be available at all school activities including athletic events. sB 312 is also known as the Antony hobbs iii Act.

Alaska State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer and purchaser. (hB 395: 1998)
sB 160 (2003): requires AED owner to do the following: notify local emergency medical response team of AED's purchase within 30 days of placement, prop- early maintain and test device, notify Emts immediately when AED is used in emergency, and provide training to employees who may have occasion to use the device.

Arizona State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 2479: 1999 and sB 1141: 2008)
sB 1070 (2002): requires new or renovated state Buildings to have an AED on the premises.
hB 2399 (2009): requires AED purchases or owners to have a physician oversee use of the AED, make sure 911 is notified when cardiac arrest occurs, prepare and submit a written report within five days of use in emergency to the Bureau of Emergency medical services and trauma systems in the Department of health services, and make sure AED is properly maintained and tested.
sB 1337 (2013): Encourages schools to provide CPR training.

California State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (sB 911: 1999 and AB 2041: 2003)
AB 1507 (2006), AB 1312 (2009), sB 1281 (2010), and sB 1297 (2010): requires fitness centers to have an AED and trained staff.
Acr 57 (2005): resolution urging all public schools to have an AED.
AB 156 (2009): Allows school boards to offer one credit towards graduation for AED and CPR training.

Colorado State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 1283: 1999 and sB 10: 2009)
sB 170 (2008): Encourages schools to procure AEDs for school use and athletic facilities. schools allowed to accept donations and grants.
sB 181 (2008): requires schools with AEDs to establish training, maintenance, inspection, and physician involvement.
sB 2010 (2009): requires all owners of AED to utilize management programs, have physician oversight, and procure training for likely users.

Connecticut State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer and purchaser (sB 1089: 2009)
hB 5029 (2009) and sB 981 (2009): requires all schools to have an AED, trained staff, and an emergency response plan.
hB 5872 (2011), hB 5483 (2011), and hB 5631 (2004): requires an AED to be placed in healthcare facilities, health clubs, and golf courses.

Delaware State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (title 16 chapter 30c)
title 16 chapter 30c: Encourages deployment of public access AEDs. requires maintenance, testing, physician oversight, and Ems notification.
hB 332 (1999): Department of health & human services is to oversee promotion and implementation of AEDs and training.

Florida State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer and purchaser. (hB 411: 1997, hB 1429: 2001, and sB 1184: 2004).
hB 411 (1997) and sB 564 (2008): Encourages training for likely users, requires Ems notification and proper maintenance.
sB 772 (2006): requires schools with high school athletics to have an AED.

Georgia State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (code section 31-7-1)
sB 5661 (1998), sB 51 (2001), and sB 265 (2003): requires likely users to receive training, proper maintenance and testing are expected, must have physician oversight, and registration with Department of human resources.
hB 1031 (2008): requires all public high schools to implement an AED with funding from the Department of Education.
sB 212 (2013): requires schools to provide CPR and AED training for grades 7-12.

Hawaii State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 1991: 2004, sB 1142: 2009, and hB 1537: 2009)
sB 1675 (2007): requires appropriate training for users.
Acr 57 (2005): resolution urging all public school to have an AED.
hB 1919 (2010) and sB 2095 (2010): requires all middle schools, high schools, and colleges to have an AED and at least one trained staff member on campus by 2012-2013 school year.
Elementary schools required to meet these standards by 2014-2015 school year.

Idaho State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer and physician (sB 1185: 1999, sB 1299: 2004, sB 1420: 2008, and sB 1390: 2010)
sB 1185 (1999) and sB 1420 (2008): requires physician oversight, training, Ems notification, and proper maintenance.

Illinois State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer. (sB 404: 2007 and hB 1549: 2011)
hB 4232 (2005), hB 1279 (2008), and hB5838 (2010): creates requirements for AEDs in physical fitness facilities that serve more than 100 individuals.
sB 458 (2007): the Automated External Defibrillator Act. creates training, main- tenance, and physician oversight for public access AEDs.
hB 1058 (2008): creates the heartsaver AED fund to provide matching grants for AED purchases.

Indiana State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (sB 171: 1998, sB 363: 2003, hB 1271: 2003, and hB 1106: 2006)
sB 171 (1998): requires proper maintenance, physician oversight, and training for expected users.
sB 134 (2007): requires AEDs in health clubs including workout centers in schools and colleges.

Iowa State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, and trainer. (sB 505: 2008)
hB 2464 (2004): creates a grant program to assist with distribution of AED equipment and training in rural areas.
sr 148 (2008): Encourages AED use and training.
sB 443 (2010): requires AEDs in all physical exercise clubs.

Kansas State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, physician, and trainer. (sB 535: 1997, sB 132: 2003, and sB 102: 2009)
sB 102 (2009): requires a physician prescription, Ems notification, and proper maintenance.

Kentucky State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 49: 2000)
hB 49 (2000) and hB 182 (2005): requires training for expected users, medical oversight, Ems notification, and proper maintenance and testing.
hB 107 (2008) requires each public and private school, gymnasium, and swimming pool have at least one AED per building.
hB 383 (2009): requires high school coaches to be CPR and AED trained. An AED must be on-site for every practice and sporting event.
201 KAr: 8:550e (2011): requires dentists who perform sedation have an AED in their office.

Louisiana State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 1543: 2004 and hB 67: 2010)
sB 100 (1999): requires training, testing, and notification.
hB 1584 (2004): requires AEDs to be located in physical fitness facilities.
hB 362 (2012): requires colleges participating in intercollegiate athletics and high schools with interscholastic athletics to have at least one AED on its premises.

Maine State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (title 14 part 1 chapter 7 section 164)
chapter 421 (2001): requires physician oversight, training, notification, and maintenance.
lD 1785 (2007): requires all K-12 school have an AED on premises and at athletic events.
lD 1073 (2011): suggests all health clubs be required to carry AEDs.
lD 1139 (2011): suggests AED and CPR training prior to high school graduation.

Maryland State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer and physician. (sB 579: 2008)
sB 294 (1999): requires Ems notification and registration, proper maintenance, training, and physician oversight.
hB 21 (2005): requires AEDs in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. hB 1200 (2006): requires all schools to have an AED.
hB 211 (2005), sB 330 (2008), and sB 990 (2011): requires AEDs at swimming pools and exercise facilities.

Massachusetts State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer (chapter 137: 1998 and chapter 142: 1999)
sB 2681 (2006) and hB 2103 (2009): requires AEDs in health clubs and wellness facilities.
sB 217 (2009): requires all coaches have current CPR and AED certification. hB 410 (2009): requires AED and CPR training prior to high school graduation. hB 363 (2009): requires AED in senior housing facilities.
hB 2136 (2009): requires all public schools have on-site AED.

Michigan State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 4420: 1999)
sB 310 (2005): AEDs required in health clubs.
hB 4446: state parks must have AEDs.

Minnesota State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer (sf 2861: 1998 and sf 824: 2001)
sf 567 (2009): Any school CPR or AED training must follow American heart Association or American red cross guidelines.

Mississippi State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 954:1999)
hB 954 (1999): requires physician oversight, training, and Ems notification.

Missouri State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer. (hB 1668: 1998 and hB 103: 2009)
hB 1668 (1998) and hB 1195 (2004): requires physician oversight, training for expected users, Ems notification, and proper maintenance.

Montana State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 126: 1999 hB 126 (1999), sB 95 (2007), and sB 9 (2009): requires medical oversight, approved training, Ems notification and emergency plan, and proper maintenance.

Nebraska State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer (lB 176: 1999)
lB 498 (1999), lB 176 (1999), and lB 1027 (2002): requires a prescription, approved training, Ems notification, and proper maintenance.

Nevada State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, and trainer. (AB 147: 1997, AB 409: 1999, and AB 327: 2005)
AB 441 (2003) and sB 244 (2009): requires a prescription, training, Ems notification, and maintenance.
AB 441 (2003): requires AEDs to be placed in high schools as well as some state and county facilities.
AB 414 (2013): requires high school health classes to include CPR and AED training.

New Hampshire State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer and purchaser. (sB 67: 1999 and hB 1136: 2008)
sB 386 (2002): requires prescription, training for expected users, registration with department of safety, and proper maintenance.

New Jersey State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, physician, and trainer. (A 2321: 1999 and sB 852: 2012)
A 2321 (1999): requires physician oversight, training, Ems notification, and maintenance.
AB 908 (2004) and sB 2146 (2009): requires nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have an AED and trained employees.
sB 2567 (2006): requires AEDs in health clubs.
A 1608 (2012): Janet's law requiring all public and private K-12 schools to have an AED by september 1, 2014.

New Mexico State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 375: 1999 and hB 639: 2007)
hB 375 (1999) and hB 527 (2007): requires physician oversight, proper training, registration with the Department of health, and proper maintenance.
hB 309 (2010): requires athletic trainers to be trained in AED use in order to renew their license.

New York State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, and physician.
(AB 8741: 2011)
AB 10577 (2002) and AB 4421 (2003): requires AEDs in all public schools.
AB 5084 (2003), AB 2988 (2008), and so 4485 (2011): requires all health clubs and swimming pools to have an AED.
AB 236 (2005): requires AED training in high school health classes.
AB 1044 (2007): requires physician oversight, training, Ems notification, maintenance, and proper signage.

North Carolina State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 1269: 1999 and hB 1433: 2009)
sB 1269 (1999): requires prescription, training, and notification of the Department of health and human services.
hB 914 (2012): requires AED placement in all government buildings and training for employees.

North Dakota State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 1242: 1999 and hB 1108: 2007)
hB 1242 (1999) and hB 1226 (2005): requires physician oversight, training for expected users, and proper maintenance.
sB 2313 (2007): instructs superintendents to purchase and distribute AEDs within their district.

Ohio State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, physician, and trainer. (hB 717: 1998)
hB 717 (1998): requires physician oversight, training, Ems notification, and maintenance.
hB 434 (2004): Encourages AEDs in schools and provides for their funding.

Oklahoma State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 1190: 1999, hB 2154: 2004, and sB 745: 2009)
hB 1190 (1999), hB 2154 (2004), and sB 745 (2009): requires a prescriptions and Ems notification.
sB 923 (2008): mandates AEDs in schools when funds are available.

Oregon State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 313: 1999 and hB 3482: 2005)
hB 313 (1999): requires prescription, training, and proper maintenance. hB 3482 (2005): requires AEDs in health clubs.
sB 556 (2009): requires at least one AED on premises of a businesses with 50,000 or more square feet or 25 or more people.
sB 1006 (2010) and sB 1033 (2010): requires AEDs in all public and private schools, community colleges, and universities.

Pennsylvania State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 1897: 1998, sB 628: 2005, and sB 351: 2011)
hB 1897 (1998) and sB 351 (2011): require physician oversight, training for expected users, Ems notification, and proper maintenance.
hB 2778 (2010): requires hotels to install AEDs. hB 1525 (2011): requires health clubs to have an AED.

Rhode Island State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(statute 9-1-34)
statute 9-1-34: requires physician approval and training. sB 2239 (1998) and hB 7336 (2000): requires an AED in every city, town, college, and judicial office statewide. hB 7156 (2004), sB 2948 (2004), and hB 6470 (2007): requires an AED in every health club, swimming pool, nursing home, and assisted living facility. (P) 855-233-0266 (E) info@aed.com www.aed.com AED.com

South Carolina State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, and physician.
(hB 728: 1999 and sB 71: 2008)
hB 728 (1999): requires physician oversight, training, Ems notification, and maintenance.
hB 3727 (2008) and h 3978 (2009): requires high schools implement an AED program.

South Dakota State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, physician, and trainer.
(sB 83: 2000, hB 1245: 2005, and hB 1105: 2007)
sB 83 (2000): requires physician oversight, training for expected users, Ems notification, and proper maintenance.
hcr 1006 (2009): Enco urages schools to implement AEDs and medical emergency response plans.

Tennessee State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 2970: 1999 and hB 1218: 1999)
hB 2970 (1999) and sB 281 (2003): requires physician oversight, training for expected users, Ems notification, and proper maintenance.
hB 2775 (2009), sB 1433 (2011), and hB 1633 (2011): Encourages all schools to purchase AEDs.
The first AED in each building must be placed near areas used for physical activity.

Texas State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, physician, and trainer.
(hB 580: 1999, hB 4: 2003, and hB 2117: 2007)
hB 580 (1999) and hB 92 (2007): requires physician oversight, training, Ems notification, and maintenance.
hB 392 (2009): requires an AED in nursing homes.

Utah State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 98: 1998, hB 50: 1999, sB 86: 2000, and hB 31: 2009)
sB 95 (2003) and hB 31 (2009): requires physician approval, training, and Ems notification.

Vermont State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, and trainer.
(hB 283: 2000 and hB 34: 2009)
hB 283 (2000) and hB 34 (2009): requires Ems notification and proper maintenance.
s 245 (2012): Encourages schools to implement AED programs.

Virginia State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, physician, and trainer.
(hB 2097: 1999, hB 1049: 2000, hB 1294: 2008, and s 565: 2012)
hB 2097 (1999) and hB 1049 (2000): requires physician oversight, training, registration with Board of health, and maintenance.
hB 2299 (2005): requires high schools to have an AED available as well as trained staff.
sB 986 (2013): requires AED and CPR training prior to high school graduation.

Washington State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 2998: 1998 and hB 1756: 2005)
hB 2998 (1998): requires medical direction, training for expected users, Ems notification, and proper maintenance.
hB 1429 (2008): requires all high schools to have an AED by september 1, 2010.

West Virginia State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 2269: 1999, sB 619: 2008, and sB 422: 2010)
hB 2269 (1999): requires medical oversight, training for expected user, Ems notification, and maintenance.
hB 2929 (2005) and hB 2479 (2011): requires dentists performing anesthesia to have an AED in the office.

Wisconsin State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, purchaser, property owner, and trainer.
(AB 239: 1999 and sB 186: 2006)
AB 239 (1999): requires a prescription, Ems notification, and maintenance.
AB 725 (2010): All high schools must offer CPR and AED training for students.
Act 120 (2011): All child care center employees must be trained to use an AED.
All child care residences must have an AED on the premises.

Wyoming State Laws

Good samaritan laws protect: rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer.
(hB 117: 1999 and hB 19: 2005)
hB 117 (1999) and hB 19 (2005): requires a prescription, training, Ems notification, and maintenance.

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