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Idaho - AED Statutes & Regulations

AED owners are legally responsible to ensure compliance and emergency readiness of their AEDs. Each unit must meet certain requirements from the FDA, the local state, and individual AED manufacturers, which can be a challenging task to maintain. Thousands of customers rely on us to manage their AED compliance through our easy to use tool called LifeShield. Learn more about how we support our clients with an unmatched AED compliance program offering here.


Idaho Summary
RequirementSummary
Good Samaritan LawGood Samaritan protection is extended to rescuers and persons or entities who acquire an AED if the manufacturer's maintenance and testing guidelines are followed and if the acts or omissions giving rise to injury do not amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton or reckless misconduct.
TrainingAED acquirers must ensure the expected users are trained in CPR/AED.
Preventative MaintenanceAEDs must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines. EMS should be notified of the type and location of each AED.
SchoolsCPR/AED training as part of a health/wellness class is a requirement for high school graduation.
AnesthesiaFacilities performing general anesthesia or moderate or deep sedation are required to have an AED on the premises.
Idaho Statutes and Regulations
StatuteAbstract
Idaho Code - 5-337. Immunity for use of automated external defibrillator (AED).

(1) As used in this section, defibrillator means an automated external defibrillator (AED).

(2) In order to promote public health and safety:

(a) A person or entity who acquires a defibrillator 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 by the owner according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines;

(iii) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using a defibrillator must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible, and must report any clinical use of the defibrillator to the prescribing physician.

(b) Any person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall notify an agent of the emergency communications system or emergency vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of defibrillator.(3)(a) Any person who reasonably renders emergency care using a defibrillator, without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, at the scene of an accident or emergency to a victim of the accident or emergency shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from the person’s acts or omissions.

(b) No cause of action shall be maintained against a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse, or against an emergency medical technician, fireman, peace officer, ambulance attendant or other person trained to use a defibrillator, or against a person or entity who acquires or maintains a defibrillator which arises from the reasonable use of a defibrillator in an emergency setting and no cause of action shall be maintained against a physician who wrote a prescription for the defibrillator .

(c) This immunity from civil liability does not apply if the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton or reckless misconduct.

(4) A defibrillator acquired pursuant to a prescription and possessed in compliance with subsection (2) of this section is exempt from the provisions of chapter 10, title 56, Idaho Code.
Idaho Administrative Code - 08.02.03.105 High School Graduation Requirements.

A student must meet all of the requirements identified in this section before the student will be eligible to graduate from an Idaho high school. The local school district or LEA may establish graduation requirements beyond the state minimum.

01. Credit Requirements. The State minimum graduation requirement for all Idaho public high schools is forty-six (46) credits and must include twenty-nine (29) credits in core subjects as identified in Paragraphs 105.01.c. through 105.01.i.

h. Health/Wellness. One (1) credit is required. Course must be aligned to the Idaho Health Content Standards. Effective for all public school students who enter grade nine (9) in Fall 2015 or later, each student shall receive a minimum of one (1) class period on psychomotor cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training as outlined in the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for CPR to include the proper utilization of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) as part of the Health/Wellness course.
Idaho Administrative Code - 19.01.01.060 Moderate Sedation

03. General Requirements for Moderate External and Moderate Parenteral Sedation Permits.

The qualified dentist is responsible for the sedative management, adequacy of the facility and staff, diagnosis and treatment of emergencies related to the administration of moderate sedation and providing the equipment, drugs and protocol for patient rescue. Evaluators appointed by the Idaho State Board of Dentistry will periodically assess the adequacy of the facility and competence of the anesthesia team. The Board adopts the standards incorporated by reference in Section 004.01.c. and Section 004.01.d. of these rules as set forth by the American Dental Association.

a. Facility, Equipment and Drug Requirements. The following facilities, equipment and drugs shall be available for immediate use during the sedation and recovery phase:

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vii. A sphygmomanometer, pulse oximeter, oral and nasopharyngeal airways, supraglottic airway devices, and automated external defibrillator (AED);
Idaho Administrative Code - 19.01.01.061 General Anesthesia and Deep Sedation

02. General Requirements for General Anesthesia and Deep Sedation Permits. The qualified dentist is responsible for the sedative management, adequacy of the facility and staff, diagnosis and treatment of emergencies related to the administration of general anesthesia or deep sedation and providing the equipment, drugs and protocol for patient rescue. Evaluators appointed by the Idaho State Board of Dentistry will periodically assess the adequacy of the facility and competence of the anesthesia team. The Board adopts the standards incorporated by reference in Section 004 of these rules, as set forth by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in their office anesthesia evaluation manual.

a. Facility, Equipment and Drug Requirements. The following facilities, equipment and drugs shall be available for immediate use during the sedation and recovery phase:

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vii. A sphygmomanometer, precordial/pretracheal stethoscope, end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor, pulse oximeter, oral and nasopharyngeal airways, supraglottic airway devices, intravenous fluid administration equipment, and automated external defibrillator (AED);

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