AED State Laws


North Carolina State AED Law

North Carolina encourages bystander action in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest by protecting the rescuer, property owner, physician, and trainer who may deploy an AED. 

Check out places in North Carolina that are required to have a device on the premises.

Summary of Requirements


A licensed physician in the state of North Carolina must provide a prescription for the ownership of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

CPR/AED Training

The owner of the facility where an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located must provide training for immunity.

EMS Notification

The seller of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must notify the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, EMS office, and the Division of Facilities Services of the location and type of AED.

Maintenance Program

No legislation is currently in place for North Carolina

Notification of Use

No legislation is currently in place for North Carolina

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • property owner
  • physician
  • trainer
Reference Summary

NC General Stat § 90-21.14

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

NC Admin Code 21 NCAC 16Q .0302

Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

HB 914

Requires that AEDs are places in all government buildings and training is provided for state employees working within the buildings.

NC General Stat § 90-21.15

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Person, and Training.

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.