AED State Laws


Iowa State AED Law

Iowa extends Good Samaritan protection to any rescuer, AED purchaser, property owner, and trainer involved in the use of an AED.

Below is a full list of Iowa’s legislation relating to AEDs.

Summary of Requirements


No legislation is currently in place for Iowa.

CPR/AED Training

No legislation is currently in place for Iowa.

EMS Notification

In order to receive an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program grant, a local board of health or city must notify local EMS service programs of the intent to establish an AED program.

Maintenance Program

The owner that is maintaining the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must ensure that the AED is maintained and tested in accordance with the manufacturer guidelines, maintain records of any inspections of the AED, ensure the AED is programed to accepted guidelines for treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.

Notification of Use

No legislation is currently in place for Iowa.

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • purchaser
  • property owner
  • trainer
Reference Summary

IA Code § 613.17

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

IA Admin Code § 491-5.4(99D,99F)

Requires licensed racing and gaming facilities to have an AED.

SB 443

Requires automated external defibrillators in all physical exercise clubs and clinical exercise centers.

IA Admin Code § 641–143.12(135)

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

IA Admin Code § 641–143.11(135)

“Automated external defibrillator” or “AED” means an external semiautomatic device that determines whether defibrillation is required.

IA Admin Code § 641–143.10 (135)

These rules establish standards for the maintenance of AEDs for a person or entity that owns, manages or is otherwise responsible for the premises on which an AED is located if the person or entity maintains the AED in accordance with Iowa Code section 613.17 as amended by 2008 Iowa Acts, Senate File 505.

IA Code § 147A.15

Any person who damages, wrongfully takes or withholds, or removes any component of AED equipment located in a public or privately owned location, including batteries installed to operate the equipment, is guilty of a serious misdemeanor.

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.