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AED Legislation
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Legislation

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Legislation

AED Rules Vary by State

Every state has its own legislation and rules regarding AED use. For example, your state may have specific AED rules on what type of training is required, whether you need to register your AED program with Emergency Medical Services (EMS), whether you need to follow up with EMS after AED use, and whether your AED program needs to have a state-licensed medical supervisor. 

Useful Resources for AED Legislation

To help you become more familiar with federal and state AED legislation, we have assembled the following resources:

Good Samaritan Law

Every state has a Good Samaritan law. This law, along with the federal Cardiac Arrest Survival Act, offers limited immunity for individuals who render emergency treatment with a defibrillator. Specific protection varies by state.

Where to Clarify Your State’s AED Rules

If you are unclear about your state’s rules for AED use, contact your state Emergency Medical Services (EMS) office.

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