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South Dakota - AED Statutes & Regulations

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South Dakota Summary
RequirementSummary
Good Samaritan LawAny person, who in good faith obtains, uses, attempts to use, or chooses not to use an AED in providing emergency care or treatment, is immune from civil liability for any injury as a result of such emergency care or treatment.
SchoolsHigh school curriculum must include training for CPR/AED.
Dental FacilitiesDental facilities using general anesthesia or deep sedation must have an AED on site.
South Dakota Statutes and Regulations
StatuteAbstract
South Dakota Codified Laws, 20-9-4.3. Terms used in §§ 20-9-4.3 to 20-9-4.8, inclusive, mean:

(1) “AED,” an automated external defibrillator;

(2) “Person,” a natural person, organization, corporation, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture, association, government entity, or any other legal or commercial entity.

South Dakota Codified Laws, 20-9-4.4.
Any person, who in good faith obtains, uses, attempts to use, or chooses not to use an AED in providing emergency care or treatment, is immune from civil liability for any injury as a result of such emergency care or treatment or as a result of an act or failure to act in providing or arranging such medical treatment.

South Dakota Codified Laws, 20-9-4.6.
Any person who provides AED training is immune from civil liability for any personal injury that occurs as a result of emergency care or treatment rendered using the AED or as a result of an act or failure to act in providing or arranging such medical treatment.

South Dakota Codified Laws, 20-9-4.8.
The immunity from civil liability under §§ 20-9-4.3 to 20-9-4.8, inclusive, does not apply if the personal injury results from the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of the person rendering such emergency care.

South Dakota Codified Laws, 20-9-4.9.
The provisions of this chapter do not apply to an over-the-counter AED purchased without a written prescription. However, any person, who in good faith obtains an over-the-counter AED for use in providing emergency care or treatment or utilizes an over-the-counter AED, is immune from civil liability for any injury as a result of such emergency care or treatment or as a result of an act or failure to act in providing or arranging such emergency care or treatment. The immunity from civil liability pursuant to this section does not apply if the personal injury results from the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of the person rendering such emergency care.

South Dakota Codified Laws - 13-3-91.
The secretary of education shall identify cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills that all schools shall include within required school curriculum and shall inform school districts of resources and training available to assist schools to provide instruction in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators.

South Dakota Codified Laws - 13-3-93.
The secretary of education shall electronically survey school districts regarding whether, and to what extent, the instruction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators is offered. The survey must gather data regarding what grades, for what period of time, and in connection with what course of instruction, if any, the training is offered. The secretary shall submit a report of the results of this data collection to the Senate and House standing committees on education and health and human services no later than December 1 of each year.

South Dakota Codified Laws - 13-33-94.
Programs that may be used for cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction. To provide the instruction required in SDCL 13-3-91, the school board or governing body shall use either of the following:

(1) An instructional program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross; or

(2) An instructional program that is nationally recognized and based on the most current American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care.

The psychomotor skills necessary to perform hands-only CPR and awareness in the use of an AED shall be incorporated into the instruction.

For the purposes of this section, the term, psychomotor skills, means the use of hands-on practicing to support cognitive learning.
South Dakota Administrative Regulations, 20:43:09:13.01 Equipment -- General anesthesia and deep sedation.

General anesthesia and deep sedation. Any dentist who administers general anesthesia or deep sedation or who provides dental services to patients under general anesthesia or deep sedation must ensure that the office in which the work is performed:

. . .

(2) Has the following equipment:

(a) An automated external defibrillator or full function defibrillator that is immediately accessible;

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