AED State Laws


Maine State AED Law

Maine requires all schools to have AED present at sporting events and offer training in CPR and AED use to all students. 

Below is a full list of Maine’s AED laws and those who are protected when using an AED in good faith. 

Summary of Requirements


A licensed physician must consult on technical assistance when it comes to choosing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and best storage location, training of potential operators, and protocols for use.

CPR/AED Training

Only a person who has successfully completed a course on the use and operation of an AED from the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the department may use an AED on another person.

EMS Notification

Anyone that owns or leases an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must notify the Maine Emergency Medical Services on the location and type of AED that is owned/leased.

Maintenance Program

An AED owned/leased by a person must be maintained and tested in accordance with the standard of the original manufacturer and any other requirements made by the department.

Notification of Use

Anyone that owns or leases an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must notify the Maine Emergency Medical Services of the clinical use made of the AED.

Good Samaritan Protection

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

22 – A ME Rev Stat § 2150-C

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

ME Code of Reg § 05-071

All public schools, including charter schools are required to offer training to students on how to perform CPR and use AEDs.

LD 1073 (HP 808)

An act suggesting that health clubs be required to carry AEDs.

LD 1139 (HP 845)

An act suggesting that high school students receive CPR and AED instruction prior to graduation.

LD 1785

An Act to require automated external defibrillators in schools serving grades kindergarten to 12 and at school sponsored athletic events.

20 – A ME Rev Stat § 6304

Outlines AED requirements for schools.

LD 177

Requires that a school administrative unit or private school ensure that all school personnel are certified in CPR.

Chapter 421

Establishes requirements for an AED program.

LD 1432

An act to encourage greater acquisition, deployment, and use of automated external defibrillators.

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.