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Good Samaritan Law
Liability protection is extended to rescuers, physicians who prescribe AEDs, AED trainers, and AED possessors who comply with training, maintenance, and testing, and EMS notification requirements.
The person responsible for the site where the AED is located is granted immunity from civil liability for any acts (that do not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence).
AED possessors must obtain appropriate CPR/AED training and receive refresher training every two years.
AED possessors ensure the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
AED possessors notify EMS of the existence, location, and type of AED.
Dental offices which administers minimal sedation must have an AED on site.
Wyoming Statutes and Regulations
Wyoming Statutes, 35-26-101.
Automated external defibrillators; definitions.
(a) As used in this article:
(i) Automated external defibrillator (AED) means a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:
(A) Has received approval of its premarket notification filed pursuant to U.S. Code, title 21, section 360(k) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration;
(B) Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia, and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed; and
(C) Upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, automatically charges and delivers, or requests delivery of, an electrical impulse to an individual’s heart.
Wyoming Statutes, 35-26-102.
Possession of automated external defibrillator.
(a) In order to ensure public health and safety, all persons who possess an AED shall:
(i) Obtain appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the American Heart Association, American Red. Cross or by another nationally recognized, or Wyoming department of health recognized, course in CPR and AED use and maintains currency through refresher training every two (2) years; and
(ii) Ensure that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
(iii) Repealed by Laws 2005, ch. 89, § 2.
(b) Any person or entity in possession of an AED shall notify an agent of the emergency communications center and the local ambulance service of the existence, location and type of AED.
Wyoming Statutes, 35-26-103.
Limited liability for use of automated external defibrillator.
(a) Any person who uses or attempts to use an automated external defibrillator device on a victim of a perceived medical emergency, any prescribing physician who authorizes the purchase of the AED and any individual who provides training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the use of an AED shall be immune from civil liability for any harm resulting from the use or attempted use of such device, unless the harm involved was caused by willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, reckless misconduct or a conscious, flagrant indifference to the safety of the victim who was harmed.
(b) Any person responsible for the site where the AED is located shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from any act or omission of acts that do not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence if that person complies with the requirements of W.S. 35-26-102.
(c) Any clinical use of the AED shall be reported to the licensed physician.
Wyoming Code of Regulations, 12.
Office Faculties and Equipment Requirements for Minimal Sedation, Moderate Sedation, Deep Sedation and/or General Anesthesia.
Department of Administration & Information, Board of Dental Examiners, Ch. 12
(a) Minimal Sedation. Any dentist that administers minimal sedation shall provide the following equipment, which shall be functional and available at all times:
. . .(v) A manual or automatic external defibrillator.