AED State Laws


New Mexico State AED Law

New Mexico prioritizes AED training for athletic trainers and sports medical professionals as well as middle and high school students. Good Samaritan protections also extend to those involved in the use of an AED. 

Check out a full summary of New Mexico’s AED requirements below.

Summary of Requirements


An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must ensure that a medical director overseas all and any aspects of the AED program which includes training, EMS coordination, AED deployment, and other program requirements. The medical director will provide overall quality assurance adn reviews in each case when the AED is used.

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

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must be registered with the Department of Health, EMS, and local 911 agencies.

Maintenance Program

An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must maintain and test the AED on a regular basis in accordance with 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

NM Stat § 24-10C-7

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

NM Stat § 24-10C-6

Nothing in the Cardiac Arrest Response Act precludes a physician or a physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or certified nurse-midwife working within that person’s scope of practice from prescribing an automated external defibrillator to a patient for use by the patient’s caregiver on an individual patient, and the use does not require the individual to function in an approved program.

NM Stat § 24-10C-5

A person may acquire an automated external defibrillator if the person has met all the requirements of Section 24-10C-4 NMSA 1978. Nothing in this section limits the right of a person to practice a health profession that the person is otherwise authorized to practice in accordance with the laws of New Mexico.

NM Stat § 24-10C-4

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

NM Stat § 24-10C-3

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Automated External Defibrillator Program, Defibrillation, Department, Good Samaritan, Person, and Trained Targeted Responder.

NM Stat § 24-10C-2

Provides American Heart Association statistics concerning Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

HB 309

This bill sets forth athletic trainer licensing requirements and requirements for renewal of their licenses, which may require proof of
certification in the use of automated external defibrillators.

HJM 51

Requests the funds for emergency medical services from the department of health to be expanded to include AED training and placement under the Cardiac Arrest Response Act.

HB 639

Updates Good Samaritan Protection.

NM Stat § 22-13-1.1

Outlines graduation requirements for students entering the eighth grade in the 2012-2013 school year.

NM Stat § 22-13-1

Outline what all health education classes must include.

NM Code of Reg §

Outlines the guidelines for establishment of an AED program.

NM Code of Reg §

Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.

NM Code of Reg §

Outlines responsibilities of: AED Program Director, Physician Medical Director, and Trained Targeted Responders. Also outlines a comprehensive plan for registration, fee scheduling, and maintaining of AEDs.

NM Code of Reg §

Outlines the The primary reason for establishing an AED Program.

NM Code of Reg §

Defines: Act, Advanced Life Support (ALS), AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), Bureua, Defibrillation, Department, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Medical Direction, Physician, Protocols, Provider, Semi-Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and Trained Targeted Responder.

NM Code of Reg §

Outlines the purpose of regulations for the New Mexico Cardiac Arrest Targeted Response Program.

NM Code of Reg §

States the authority figures that must be made known of purchased AEDs.

NM Code of Reg §

These regulations are applicable to all persons or entities operating an AED Program within the State of New Mexico. The regulations also apply to all AED training organizations, trainers, Trained Targeted Responders, and Physician Medical Directors affiliated with an AED Program.

HB 375

Provides certain requirements for entities establishing a defibrillation program and establishes 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.