AED State Laws


North Dakota State AED Law

North Dakota allocates funds for schools to develop AED and CPR training programs. The state also protects people from civil liabilities when they operate an AED in good faith. 

Check out the breakdown of North Dakota’s AED legislation below and see which groups might be impacted.

Summary of Requirements


A licensed physician must provide recommendations in establishing training, notification, and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

CPR/AED Training

The owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the anticipated device users 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

No legislation is currently in place for North Dakota.

Maintenance Program

An owner of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must maintain and test according to 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
  • property owner
  • physician
  • trainer
Reference Summary

ND CC § 32-03.1-02.3

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

ND CC § 15.1-07-31

The superintendent of public instruction shall purchase AED and distribute the defibrillators to school districts in this state for placement in schools or at the site of school-related activities.

SB 2238

An ACT to reimburse school districts and nonpublic schools for expenses incurred in providing CPR and AED training to students.

HB 1108

An Act that stipulates who is immune from civil liability after using an
AED. It applies to licensed physicians, AED trainers, and the person
who is responsible for the site on which the AED is located.

SB 2313

Provides for the purchase and distribution of automated external defibrillators to schools.

HB 1226

Removes the requirement to notify the state department of health of an automated external defibrillator.

HB 1242

Provides automated external defibrillator site requirements and civil liability immunity 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.