AED State Laws

Requirements

Georgia State AED Law

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Summary of Requirements

Physician

A licensed physician in the state of Georgia must be involved in the compliance of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

CPR/AED Training

Any user that expects to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must receive training and be certified in CPR and AED use.

EMS Notification

Any 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 keep the AED maintained and tested regularly according to the manufacturer’s operating instructions.

Notification of Use

Anytime the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used during an emergency cardiac arrest situation, local EMS systems should be notified as soon as possible on the event and report any clinical data to the license physician or other authorized medical authority.

Good Samaritan Protection

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

GA Code § 51-1-29.3

Provides Good Samaritan protection (for the persons described in this code section) for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

SB 60

Provides guidelines to inform high school students participating in interscholastic athletic activities about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

Georgia Code § 20-2-149.1

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

GA Reg. 160-4-2-.12

Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, each local board of education which operates a school with grades 9 through 12 shall provide instruction in CPR and the use of an AED to its students as a requirement within existing health or physical education courses.

Georgia Code § 31-11-53.2

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

Georgia Code § 31-11-53.1

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Defibrillation, and First Responder.
Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.

Georgia Code § 20-2-775

Outlines AED requirements for schools. Outlines instructions to ensure a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.

GA Reg. 150-13-.02

Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

GA Reg. 150-13-.01

Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

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.