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Kentucky - AED Statutes & Regulations

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Kentucky Summary
RequirementSummary
Good Samaritan LawGood Samaritan protection extends to rescuers (unless personal injury results from the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of the person rendering the emergency care), AED acquirers, the person or entity responsible for the AED site, physicians who oversee the AED program, and CPR/AED trainers.
AED TrainingAn AED acquirer is responsible for ensuring expected AED users receive training.
AED MaintenanceAEDs should be maintained according to manufacturer's operational guidelines. Acquirers should notify EMS of the existence and location of the AED.
Medical OversightA physician-supervised medical oversight program should be established to ensure compliance with training, maintenance, and EMS notification requirements.
High SchoolsEvery public high school must provide CPR/AED training to students as part of the health course or the physical education course that is required for high school graduation.
Dentist OfficesDentists must have an AED to qualify for an Anesthesia and Sedation Facility Certificate.
Kentucky Statutes and Regulations
StatuteAbstract
Kentucky Revised Statutes - 311.665. Legislative intent for use of automated external defibrillators.

It is the intent of the legislature that an automated external defibrillator may be used for the purpose of saving the life of another person in cardiac arrest when used in accordance with the provisions of KRS 311.667.
Kentucky Revised Statutes - 311.666. Definitions for KRS 311.665 to 311.669.

As used in KRS 311.665 to 311.669, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Automated external defibrillator or AED means an external defibrillator capable of cardiac rhythm analysis which will charge and, with or without further operator action, deliver a shock after electronically detecting and assessing ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia. These devices are known as fully or semiautomatic defibrillators;

(2)Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR means a basic emergency procedure for life support, consisting of artificial respiration and manual external cardiac massage; and

(3) Emergency medical services system means the same as in KRS 311A.010.
Kentucky Revised Statutes - 311.667. Requirements for person or entity acquiring an automated external defibrillator.

As used in KRS 311.665 to 311.669, unless the context requires otherwise:

In order to ensure public health and safety:

(1) A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that:

(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 Revised Statutes - 311.668. Immunity from civil liability for user of automated external defibrillator - Exemption from KRS 311.667 for Good Samaritan.

(1) Any person or entity who, in good faith and without compensation, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an AED shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of the care or treatment, or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment, where the person acts as an ordinary, reasonable prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances.

(2) The immunity from civil liability for any personal injury under subsection (1) of this section includes the licensed physician who is involved with AED site placement, the person or entity who provides the CPR and AED site placement, the person or entity who provides the CPR and AED training, and the person or entity responsible for the site where the AED is located.

(3) The immunity from civil liability under subsection (1) of this section does not apply if the personal injury results from the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of the person rendering the emergency care.

(4) The requirements of KRS 311.667 shall not apply to any individual using an AED in an emergency setting if that individual is acting as a Good Samaritan under KRS 313.035 and 411.148.
Kentucky Revised Statutes - 158.302. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in schools

(1) The General Assembly hereby finds that training Kentucky students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures will:

(a) Increase students' ability to respond to emergency situations at school, home, and public places;

(b) Benefit Kentucky communities by rapidly increasing the number of people ready to respond to sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States; and

(c) Assist students in becoming responsible citizens consistent with the goals established in KRS 158.6451.

(2) Every public high school shall provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to students as part of the health course or the physical education course that is required for high school graduation or the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps course that meets the physical education requirement. The training shall:

(a) Be based on the American Heart Association's Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care or other nationally recognized, evidenced-based guidelines;

(b) Incorporate psychomotor skills training to support cognitive learning; and

(c) Make students aware of the purpose of an automated external defibrillator and its ease and safety of use.

v (3) The training does not have to be provided by a certified instructor or result in students being certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(4) A school administrator may waive the requirement that a student receive instruction under subsection (2) of this section if the student has a disability or is physically unable to perform the psychomotor skills component of the instruction required.

(5) This section shall not be construed to require a school to have an automated external defibrillator on its premises, although having one available for emergencies is encouraged.
Kentucky Administrative Regulations - 201 Ky. Admin. Regs. 8:550 Anesthesia and sedation

Section 14. [Dental Office] Facility Inspection Criteria. (1) To qualify for an Anesthesia and Sedation Facility Certificate, the facility shall pass an evaluation of facility equipment, medications, and clinical records.

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(b) The following shall be provided by the facility or by an individual listed in Section 22 of this administrative regulation:

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6. Defibrillator or automated external defibrillator (AED) for moderate and Deep Sedation or General Anesthesia permits;

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