AED State Laws

Requirements

New York State AED Law

New York has extensive laws in place to protect citizens in the event of a cardiac emergency by requiring many public places to have AEDs. Good Samaritan protections encourage bystander intervention and the use of an AED. 

Below is a full list of the AED requirements in New York. Scroll on to see where AEDs are mandatory and who is in charge of procuring them.

Summary of Requirements

Physician

A licensed physician must be involved to ensure compliance.

CPR/AED Training

State officers and employees charged with the management of public buildings should strive to recruit volunteers or assign employees in compliance with the applicable collective bargaining agreements and Labor Law provisions as part of their official job duties. There are no less than two operators per Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on each floor or location. Operator training should include a combination of both CPR and AED training.

EMS Notification

The public access defibrillation provider must notify the regional council of the location and type of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that is acquired.

Maintenance Program

It is the responsibility of the public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED) provider to maintain and test the unit according to the applicable standards of the manufacturer and any appropriate government agency. Along with this, every time the AED is used, it needs to be immediately reported to the emergency health care provider along with additional requirements for entities establishing an AED program in New York City.

Notification of Use

Anytime an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used it needs to be promptly reported to the appropriate local emergency medical services system, emergency vehicle dispatch center, or emergency communications.

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • purchaser
  • physician
Reference Summary

NY Public Health Law § 3000-a

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

NY Codes Rules and Reg Art 12-C §220 – 228-C

An act to amend the general business law, and require Automated External Defibrillators at trampoline parks.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 8 NYCRR 61.10

Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.9

After the initial installation, a replacement schedule which considers the useful life of the AED units shall be developed by the State agency. The replacement schedule should be updated periodically.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.8

Provides steps that are to be followed by the AED coordinator upon responding to an emergency cardiac event.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.7

Outlines the responsibilities that are required to obtain an AED.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.6

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

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.5

Outlines responsibilities of AED coordinators and State Agencies.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.4

Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.3

Subject to the phased-in implementation of AEDs, each State agency shall endeavor to have sufficient AEDs available at each of its public buildings to ensure ready access for use during emergencies.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.2

Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.1

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Public Building, State Agency, Collaborative Agreement, Emergency Health Care Provider, Regional Emergency Medical Services Council, and Commissioner.

NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.0

Provides the purpose of installation regulations.

NY Education Law § 917

Outlines AED requirements for school districts.

NY Public Health Law § 225

Outlines AED requirements for places of public assembly and swimming facilities.

NY Public Buildings Law § 140

Outlines AED requirements for buildings of the state.

NY Education Law § 6611

Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

NY Public Health Law § 3000-b

Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.

NY Education Law § 804-d

Instructions regarding the correct use of an AED shall be included as a part of the health education curriculum in all senior high schools.

SO4485

Requires all health clubs to have an AED and a CPR/AED certified employee on staff during business hours.

SO2923

Requires all dental offices to have an AED on site and all dentists shall hold current CPR certification.

SR 827

A bill that encourages school districts to provide training for athletic coaches on AED use.

AB 8741

Amends immunity protection to include businesses, entities, partnerships, corporations, or societies.

NY Gen Business Law § 621

 

Defines: Contract for Services, Health Club, Secretary, Seller, Buyer, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillator.

NY Gen Business Law § 621 – a

Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.

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.