AED
State Laws

Requirements

AED Legislation Summaries and Requirements by State

To help improve Sudden Cardiac Arrest outcomes and encourage groups to buy AEDs, all 50 states have “Good Samaritan” legislation in place to offer civil liability protection for those who buy or use them. Additionally, some states have additional laws requiring AEDs for certain facility types, like schools, gyms, or large buildings.

Each state’s laws vary significantly. It’s important to understand these regulations to know if you must have an AED and how to maintain it properly, to maximize the value of liability protections available.

Click on your state to learn about the AED requirements and protections available to you.

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Highlights

The Elijah Gorham Act requires all middle and high schools to develop emergency action plans to respond to sports related injuries. The plans must include having an AED on site.

An AED is only effective if people know where to access it. Get an overview of state-by-state legislation pertaining to AED signage and placement here.

Legislation to maximize “precious time” in the minutes following Sudden Cardiac Arrest by requiring all 911 operators be trained to deliver instructions for telecommunicator CPR, T-CPR.

This information is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice. While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, AED laws and requirements change frequently. We encourage you to refer to your legal counsel or state agencies with questions about your state's AED laws or AED Good Samaritan requirements.

 

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