AED State Laws


Delaware State AED Law

Good Samaritans are protected in the state of Delaware when they act in good faith and use an AED. High school students also are required to receive CPR training before they graduate. 

Check out the full list of requirements for AED compliance in the state of Delaware below.

Summary of Requirements


No legislation is currently in place for Delaware

CPR/AED Training

Any person that plans to be the primary user of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must receive training by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, Delaware State Fire School or by any other nationally recognized provider of CPR and AED training. Training can also be provided by the State EMS Medical Director.

EMS Notification

The Delaware EMS Medical Director is in charge of keeping track of the name of each person or business that acquires an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with State Funding in an appropriate file.

Maintenance Program

All Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) must have scheduled testing and be properly maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Notification of Use

Once a person uses an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a person that experiences a sudden cardiac arrest, they must notify emergency medical services as soon as possible and report any clinical data to the appropriate medical authority.

Good Samaritan Protection

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

16 Del. C. § 3005C

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

14 Del. Admin. Code § 851

Requires Delaware students to learn CPR to be granted a high school diploma from a Delaware high school beginning with the Class of 2017.

16 Del. Admin. Code § 4303

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, CPR, FDA, First Responder Team, Office or OEMS, SAED, Service Coordinator, State Coordinator, State Medical Director, and The Board. This regulation applies to any organization or individuals participating in the Delaware Early Defibrillation Program.

16 Del. C. § 3004C

All quality management proceedings shall be confidential. Records of the State EMS Medical Director, and EMS quality care review committee relating to AED reviews and audits shall be confidential and privileged, are protected, and are not subject to discovery, subpoena or admission into evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding. Raw data used in any AED review or audit shall not be available for public inspection; nor is such raw data a “public record” as set forth in the Delaware Freedom of Information Act.

16 Del. C. § 3003C

Outlines instructions to ensure that there is a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.

16 Del. C. § 3002C

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator and Records.

16 Del. C. § 3001C

Outlines the intent of the General Assembly to encourage greater acquisition, deployment and use of AED in communities within the State.

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.