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North Dakota Summary
Good Samaritan Law
Immunity from civil liability is available for rescuers who act as an ordinary, reasonable, prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances.
An AED acquirer must provide CPR/AED training to expected users.
AEDs should be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
Acquirers should develop an AED use policy that involves a directive to contact EMS as soon as possible after using an AED.
Acquirers should consult with a physician regarding their AED program.
The superintendent of public instruction must purchase AEDs and distribute them to school districts in the state for placement in schools or at the site of school-related activities.
North Dakota Statutes and Regulations
North Dakota Century Code - 32-03.1-02.3.
Automated external defibrillators - Requirements.
An individual who in good faith and without compensation provides training to use an automated external defibrillator, emergency care by using an automated external defibrillator, or emergency treatment by using an automated external defibrillator is immune from civil liability for any personal injury resulting from the training, emergency care, or emergency treatment and for any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment if the individual providing the training, emergency care, or emergency treatment acted as an ordinary, reasonable, prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. This section does not apply if a personal injury results from the gross negligence or from the willful or wanton misconduct of the individual providing the training, emergency care, or emergency treatment.
This section provides immunity to the person responsible for the site on which the automated external defibrillator is located.
This section does not limit civil liability protection provided by any other law.
North Dakota Century Code, 15.1-07-31.
Automated external defibrillators - Purchase and distribution.
The superintendent of public instruction shall purchase automated external defibrillators and distribute the defibrillators to school districts in this state for placement in schools or at the site of school-related activities.