AED State Laws

Requirements

Louisiana State AED Law

Louisiana AED policy grants Good Samaritan protection to untrained users and stresses the importance of AED and CPR training in high schools.

Find a full list of Louisiana’s AED legislation below, and check out which groups and individuals might be impacted by these laws.

Summary of Requirements

Physician

A licensed physician or advanced practice register nurse in the state of Louisiana must prescribe and be involved with the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program to ensure compliance, training, EMS communication, and maintenance. Anytime the AED is used, the clinical data must be reported to the medical liason.

CPR/AED Training

An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and expected users of the device must receive training from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or equivalent nationally recognized course in CPR and the use of an AED.

EMS Notification

A person that is expected to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the premises of a work site or entity must receive proper training in CPR and in AED use from the American Heart Association or any other nationally recognized course.

Maintenance Program

An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must ensure that the AED is properly maintained and regularly tested according to the manufacturer guidelines.

Notification of Use

Any person that uses an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the case of an emergency must report the incident to the EMS system as soon as possible and report any clinical data from the AED.

Good Samaritan Protection

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

LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.4

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.2

Defines Automated External Defibrillator.

LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.1

Explains the importance of AEDs according to the American Heart Association.

HB 542

Requires instruction relative to CPR and automated external defibrillators to be integrated into the curriculum of an existing required course of study in public high schools.

LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.3

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

LA Rev Stat § 9:2793

Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.

HR 1

A resolution requesting that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals look into the possibility of requiring placement of AEDs in schools.

SR 164

Resolution asking the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to study the practicality of acquiring and requiring that AEDs be placed in every public high school.

LA Rev Stat § 40:1236.13

Outlines AED requirements for: Fitness Facilities, Intercollegiate Athletic, Institutions, and High Schools.

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.