AED State Laws


Idaho State AED Law

Idaho prioritizes AED and CPR training for high school students and protects those involved in the use of a device. Additionally, Idaho offers strong Good Samaritan protection for AED owners and rescuers. 

Check out the details below.

Summary of Requirements


A licensed physician must be involved in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program and is encouraged to ensure compliance in regards to training, notification, maintenance, and guidelines for AED use.

CPR/AED Training

Any person that expects to use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must recieve training in CPR and AED training from the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or similar organizations.

EMS Notification

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) owner who acquires an AED from a prescription must notify EMS of the existence, location, and type of AED.

Maintenance Program

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must be properly maintained and tested on a regular basis according to the manufacturer guidelines.

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 and must report any clinical use of the defibrillator to the prescribing physician.

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • purchaser
  • property owner
  • physician
Reference Summary

ID Code § 5-337

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

ID Admin Code §

Requires facilities performing anesthesia and deep sedation to have an AED on site.

ID Admin Code §

Outlines requirements for dentist offices and AED placement.

ID Admin Code §

Effective for all public school students who enter grade nine (9) in Fall 2015 or later, each student shall receive a minimum of one (1) class period on psychomotor cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training as outlined in the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for CPR to include the proper utilization of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) as part of the Health/Wellness course.

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.