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Nevada - AED Statues & Regulations

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Nevada Summary
RequirementSummary
Good Samaritan LawLiability protection is offered to any person who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency medical care involving the use of an AED.

A business or organization that has placed an AED for use on its premises has Good Samaritan protection if it complies with all current federal and state regulations governing an AED.
AED TrainingAn employee of a school district, medical facility, or health club that provides an AED who will use an AED must be trained in CPR/AED.

Middle, junior high, and high school students must receive CPR/AED training, if funds are available.
AED MaintenanceAcquiring entities must ensure that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.

Entities must establish requirements for EMS notification.
AirportThe Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority shall ensure that at least three automated external defibrillators are placed in central locations at the largest airport within the county.
School DistrictThe board of trustees of a school district in a county whose population is 100,000 or more shall ensure that at least one automated external defibrillator is placed in a central location at each high school within the district.
Legislative BuildingsAEDs are also required at certain legislative buildings, county buildings, sporting arenas, and more.
Nevada Statutes and Regulations
StatuteAbstract
Nevada Revised Statutes, NRS 41.500 General rule

(a) Has successfully completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to the guidelines of the American National Red Cross or American Heart Association;

(b) Has successfully completed the training requirements of a course in basic emergency care of a person in cardiac arrest conducted in accordance with the standards of the American Heart Association; or

(c) Is directed by the instructions of a dispatcher for an ambulance, air ambulance or other agency that provides emergency medical services before its arrival at the scene of the emergency,

and who in good faith renders cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with the person’s training or the direction, other than in the course of the person’s regular employment or profession, is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, not amounting to gross negligence, by that person in rendering that care.

7. For the purposes of subsection 6, a person who:

(a) Is required to be certified in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation pursuant to NRS 391.092; and

(b) In good faith renders cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the property of a public school or in connection with a transportation of pupils to or from a public school or while on activities that are part of the program of a public school,

shall be presumed to have acted other than in the course of the person’s regular employment or profession.

8. Any person who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency medical care involving the use of an automated external defibrillator is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, not amounting to gross negligence, by that person in rendering that care.

9. A business or organization that has placed an automated external defibrillator for use on its premises is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, not amounting to gross negligence, by the person rendering such care or for providing the automated external defibrillator to the person for the purpose of rendering such care if the business or organization:

(a) Complies with all current federal and state regulations governing the use and placement of an automated external defibrillator;

(b) Ensures that the automated external defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the operational guidelines established by the manufacturer; and

(c) Establishes requirements for the notification of emergency medical assistance and guidelines for the maintenance of the equipment.

10. As used in this section, gratuitously means that the person receiving care or assistance is not required or expected to pay any compensation or other remuneration for receiving the care or assistance.

"Automated external defibrillator" or "defibrillator" means a medical device that:

1. Has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration;

2. Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia in a patient;

3. Is capable of determining, without intervention by the operator of the device, whether defibrillation should be performed on a patient;

4. Upon determining that defibrillation should be performed on a patient, automatically charges and requests delivery of an electrical impulse to the patient's heart; and

5. Upon appropriate action by the operator of the device, delivers an appropriate electrical impulse to the patient's heart.

These regulations apply to the acquiring and use of automated external defibrillators as defined in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-51,102.
Nevada Revised Statutes, NRS 450B.600 Required to be placed in certain public buildings and locations; inspection and maintenance; training on operation and use.

1. Not later than July 1, 2004, and thereafter:

(a) The board of trustees of a school district in a county whose population is 100,000 or more shall ensure that at least one automated external defibrillator is placed in a central location at each high school within the district.

(b) The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority shall ensure that at least three automated external defibrillators are placed in central locations at the largest airport within the county.

(c) The board of county commissioners of each county whose population is 700,000 or more shall ensure that at least seven automated external defibrillators are placed in central locations at the largest airport within the county.

(d) The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada shall ensure that at least two automated external defibrillators are placed in central locations at each of:

(1) The largest indoor sporting arena or events center controlled by the University in a county whose population is 100,000 or more but less than 700,000; and

(2) The largest indoor sporting arena or events center controlled by the University in a county whose population is 700,000 or more.

(e) The Health Division shall ensure that at least one automated external defibrillator is placed in a central location at each of the following state buildings:

(1) The Capitol Building in Carson City;

(2) The Legislative Building in Carson City; and

(3) The Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas.

(f) The board of county commissioners of each county whose population is 100,000 or more shall:

(1) Identify five county buildings or offices in each of their respective counties which are characterized by large amounts of pedestrian traffic or which house one or more county agencies that provide services to large numbers of persons; and

(2) Ensure that at least one automated external defibrillator is placed in a central location at each county building or office identified pursuant to subparagraph (1).

2. Each governmental entity that is required to ensure the placement of one or more automated external defibrillators pursuant to subsection 1:

(a) May accept gifts, grants and donations for use in obtaining, inspecting and maintaining the defibrillators;

(b) Shall ensure that those defibrillators are inspected and maintained on a regular basis; and

(c) Shall encourage the entity where the automated external defibrillator is placed to require any employee who will use the automated external defibrillator to successfully complete the training requirements of a course in basic emergency care of a person in cardiac arrest that includes training in the operation and use of an automated external defibrillator and is conducted in accordance with the standards of the American Heart Association, the American National Red Cross or any similar organization.
Nevada Revised Statutes, NRS 450B.610Maintenance of database by Health Division; disclosure of information in database; duties of manufacturer; registration of defibrillator; civil penalty for violation.

1. The Health Division shall:

(a) Within the limitations of available funding, establish and maintain a database containing:

(1) The name and address of each person who owns an automated external defibrillator for commercial use in this State;

(2) If the defibrillator has been registered with the Health Division pursuant to subsection 4, the name, street address and telephone number of the business or organization that has placed the defibrillator for use on its premises, and the specific location at which the defibrillator is stored; and

(3) If the defibrillator has been registered with the Health Division pursuant to subsection 5, the information concerning the defibrillator that was required for registration by the Health Division.

(b) Make the information in the database available to each agency and facility that employs an emergency medical dispatcher in this State.

(c) Apply for and accept any gifts, grants or donations to establish and maintain the database.

2. An emergency medical dispatcher may disclose the information in the database to any person for the purpose of providing emergency medical care.

3. A manufacturer that sells an automated external defibrillator for commercial use in this State shall:

(a) Notify the purchaser in writing of the opportunity to register the defibrillator pursuant to subsection 4;

(b) On or before January 10, April 10, July 10 and October 10 of each year, notify the Health Division of the name and address of each person who purchased such a defibrillator from the manufacturer during the immediately preceding 3 calendar months; and

(c) Provide to each person who purchases such a defibrillator from the manufacturer information regarding the installation, use, maintenance and operation of the defibrillator and any related training that is available.

4. A person who purchases an automated external defibrillator for commercial use in this State may register the defibrillator with the Health Division by providing the Health Division with the person’s name, street address and telephone number, the name, street address and telephone number of the business or organization on whose premises the defibrillator will be placed for use, and the specific location at which the defibrillator will be stored.

5. A person who owns an automated external defibrillator for use in a private residence may register the defibrillator with the Health Division by providing such information concerning the defibrillator as required by the Health Division.

6. The Health Division may impose a civil penalty upon a manufacturer of not more than $500 for each violation of this section by the manufacturer. All money collected from the imposition of a civil penalty must be used for the maintenance of the database established pursuant to subsection 1.
Nevada Revised Statutes, NRS 450B.620Placement and maintenance by school districts, health clubs and medical facilities; training of employees.

1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 450B.600, the board of trustees of each school district in this State, to the extent that money is available, may provide for the placement of an automated external defibrillator in each public school in the school district and at each athletic facility maintained by the school district at a location that is separate from a public school. Each defibrillator must be appropriate for use on children and adults and be limited to use on school property and at school events. The board of trustees may accept:

(a) The donation of a defibrillator that complies with the standards established by the United States Food and Drug Administration; and

(b) Gifts, grants and donations for use in obtaining, inspecting and maintaining a defibrillator.

2. Each medical facility and health club in this State may provide for the placement of an automated external defibrillator in a central location at the medical facility or health club.

3. Each school district, medical facility and health club that provides for the placement of one or more automated external defibrillators pursuant to this section shall:

(a) Ensure that each defibrillator is inspected and maintained on a regular basis; and

(b) Require any employee who will use a defibrillator to complete the training requirements of a course in basic emergency care of a person in cardiac arrest that includes training in the operation and use of an automated external defibrillator and is conducted in accordance with the standards of the American Heart Association, the American National Red Cross or any similar organization.

4. As used in this section:

(a) “Health club” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 598.9415.

(b) “Medical facility” means:

(1) A facility for hospice care as defined in NRS 449.0033;

(2) A facility for intermediate care as defined in NRS 449.0038;

(3) A facility for skilled nursing as defined in NRS 449.0039;

(4) A hospital as defined in NRS 449.012;

(5) An independent center for emergency medical care as defined in NRS 449.013; or

(6) A surgical center for ambulatory patients as defined in NRS 449.019.

(c) “School property” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 701B.350.
Nevada Revised Statutes - 389.021Establishment of courses of study; provisions governing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator for health course in middle school, junior high school and high school.

1. The State Board shall adopt regulations establishing courses of study and the grade levels for which the courses of study apply for:

(a) The academic subjects set forth in NRS 389.018. A course of study in health prescribed pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 3 of NRS 389.018 must, for pupils enrolled in middle school, junior high school or high school, including, without limitation, pupils enrolled in those grade levels at a charter school, include instruction in:

(1) To the extent money is available for this purpose:

(I) The administration of hands-only or compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including a psychomotor skill-based component, according to the guidelines of the American Red Cross or American Heart Association; and

(II) The use of an automated external defibrillator; . . .

. . .

2. If a course of study in health in middle school, junior high school or high school includes instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator:

(a) A teacher who provides the instruction is not required to hold certification in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation unless required by the board of trustees of the school district pursuant to NRS 391.092 or by the governing body of the charter school.

(b) The board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of the charter school may collaborate with entities to assist in the provision of the instruction and the provision of equipment necessary for the instruction, including, without limitation, fire departments, hospitals, colleges and universities and public health agencies.

(c) A pupil who is enrolled in a course of study in health through a program of distance education or a pupil with a disability who cannot perform the tasks included in the instruction is not required to complete the instruction to pass the course of study in health.

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