AED State Laws


Connecticut State AED Law

Both the rescuer and purchaser involved in the use of an AED are protected under Connecticut’s Good Samaritan laws. Although legislation in the state is limited, there are several protections in place. 

Below is a full list of the current AED legislation in place in Connecticut.

Summary of Requirements


A licensed physician must approve the ownership of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

CPR/AED Training

No legislation is currently in place for Connecticut

EMS Notification

No legislation is currently in place for Connecticut

Maintenance Program

No legislation is currently in place for Connecticut

Notification of Use

No legislation is currently in place for Connecticut

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • purchaser
Reference Summary

CT Gen Stat § 52-557b

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary


This 2021 Senate Bill requires all health and fitness clubs in Connecticut to have an AED on the premises.

CT Gen Stat § 10-212d

No later than July 1, 2010, each school shall develop an emergency action response plan that addresses the appropriate use of school personnel to respond to incidents involving an individual experiencing sudden cardiac arrest or a similar life-threatening emergency while on school grounds.

CT Gen Stat § 10a-55l

No later than January 1, 2013, the athletic department of each institution of higher education shall develop and implement a policy consistent with this section concerning the availability and use of an AED during intercollegiate sport practice, training and competition.

CT Gen Stat § 19a-197c

Outlines the AED requirements for golf courses.

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.