AED State Laws


Minnesota State AED Law

Although Minnesota AED legislation is relatively limited, the state does protect any rescuer who uses an AED in case of an emergency. School districts are also required to provide CPR/AED training for all students in grades 7-12. 

Below is a list of additional AED requirements in Minnesota. Check out which groups might be impacted and who in Minnesota might be required to have an AED.

Summary of Requirements


No legislation is currently in place for Minnesota.

CPR/AED Training

No legislation is currently in place for Minnesota.

EMS Notification

No legislation is currently in place for Minnesota.

Maintenance Program

No legislation is currently in place for Minnesota.

Notification of Use

No legislation is currently in place for Minnesota.

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
Reference Summary

MN Stat § 604A.01

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

MN Reg § 3100.3600

Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

MN Stat § 403.51

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, AED registry, Person, Public Access AED, Maintenance program or package, Public Safety Agency, Mobile AED, and Private-Used AED.

MN Stat § 120B.236

School districts must provide onetime cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction as part of their grade 7 to 12 curriculum for all students in that grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and later.


Requires registration of a public access AED with an AED registry.

SF 2260

A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for the registration of automatic external defibrillators.

HF 2506

Clarifies requirement for CPR training in schools.

SF 567

Schools that offer CPR and AED instruction must use training developed by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or nationally recognized guidelines.

SF 824

Clarifies immunity from liability.

SF 2861

Establishes immunity from liability for use of an AED.

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.