AED State Laws


Colorado State AED Law

Schools in Colorado are encouraged to purchase AEDs, and Good Samaritan laws offer comprehensive protection for anyone involved in the use of the device. 

Below is a full list of AED requirements in Colorado. Check out which groups might be impacted and who in Colorado is required to have an AED.

Summary of Requirements


A licensed physician must provide recommendations in establishing training, notification, and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

CPR/AED Training

The owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and expects to be the user of the device must receive training from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or equivalent nationally recognized course in CPR and the use of an AED.

EMS Notification

An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must notify local EMS of the existence, location, and type of AED they have.

Maintenance Program

The owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must have written plans in place in regards to the placement of AEDS, training, EMS coordination, medical oversight, maintenance, people who are also authorized to use the AED, and written plans that have been approved by a licensed physician.

Notification of Use

Once an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used for emergency care for a sudden cardiac arrest must alert EMS as soon as possible.

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • purchaser
  • property owner
  • physician
  • trainer
Reference Summary

C.R.S. 13-21-108.1

Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

Establishes the creation of the office of cardiac arrest management in the department of public health.


Defines a public place and encourages any person that owns, operates, or manages a public place to place functional automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in sufficient quantities to ensure reasonable availability for use during perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.

3 CCR 709-1

Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

C.R.S. 22-1-129

Outlines fund receiving policies for schools with the intent on acquiring and maintaining an AED.

C.R.S. 22-1-125

Outlines AED requirements for public schools.

C.R.S. 22-1-125.5

No later than January 1, 2015, coaches of athletic programs employed by local education providers must be currently certified in CPR and must have received instruction in the effective use of an AED. The state board shall promulgate rules concerning the coaching staff positions that are included in this requirement.

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.