AED State Laws


Florida State AED Law

AED rescuers and purchasers are protected by Good Samaritan laws in Florida despite the state’s limited CPR and AED training requirements. 

Find a full list of Florida’s AED legislation and citizen protections below.

Summary of Requirements


No legislation is currently in place for Florida.

CPR/AED Training

Anyone that obtains an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is required to complete a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, successfully complete basic first aid training, and demonstrate proficient use of an AED.

EMS Notification

It is encouraged that anyone who owns an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) should register with the local emergency medical services medical director in the community that the AED is located.

Maintenance Program

The owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must properly maintain the unit and test it on a scheduled basis.

Notification of Use

Once an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used, the user of the AED must alert the emergency medical services system as soon as possible.

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • purchaser
Reference Summary

FL Stat § 768.1325

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

House Bill No. 7011

Amends law requiring AEDs on the school grounds of Florida High School Athletic Association

FL Stat § 1003.453

CPR instruction, if voluntarily provided to students beginning in grade 6 (encouraged but not mandated), must be based on a “nationally recognized program” using evidence-based guidelines.

FL Stat § 768.1326

Outlines AED requirements for buildings owned or leased by the state.

FL Stat § 258.0165

Outlines AED requirements for state parks.

FL Stat § 429.255

Outlines AED requirements for assisted living facilities.

FL Stat § 1006.165

Outlines AED requirements for public schools.

FL Stat § 401.2915

It is the intent of the Legislature that an AED may be used by any person for the purpose of saving the life of another person in cardiac arrest. In order to achieve that goal, the Legislature intends to encourage training in lifesaving first aid and set standards for and encourage the use of AEDs.

FL Admin Code § 64J-1.023

Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.

FL Admin Code § 64B5-17.015

As part of the minimum standard of care, every dental office location shall be required to have an AED by February 28, 2006. Any dentist practicing after February 28, 2006, without an AED on site shall be considered to be practicing below the minimum standard of care.

FL Stat § 64B5-17.015

Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

FL HB 865

Updates requirements for athletic coaches to include training and certification in CPR and AED use. Effective 7/1/2024,  youth sports and athletic coaches must be trained in how to effectively respond to cardiac arrest.

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.