AED State Laws
Missouri State AED Law
Missouri has expanded their Good Samaritan protections, and the state has legislation in place to ensure comprehensive AED maintenance programs.
Below is a full list of additional AED requirements in Missouri.
Summary of Requirements
A licensed physician or medical authority must be involved in a site’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program to ensure compliance in training, maintenance, and notification.
An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the 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.
An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must notify the local EMS center on the location of the AED and type of AED they own.
An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must ensure that the AED is maintained and tested on a regular basis in accordance with the manufacturer’s operational instructions.
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Once an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used in the case of an emergency cardiac arrest, the person must alert emergency servies as soon as possible.
Good Samaritan Protection
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
Laws / Legislation
AED Maintenance: AED programs must:
The “Public Access to Automated External Defibrillator Act” expands Good Samaritan protection.
Revises requirements for an automated external defibrillator program.
Establishes requirements for an automated external defibrillator program and provides Good Samaritan protection.
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.