AED State Laws


Utah State AED Law

Utah has an extensive Good Samaritan policy which protects both untrained CPR and AED users.

Below is a full list of additional AED requirements in Utah. Check out who is protected under the AED Good Samaritan laws and who is required to carry an AED.

Summary of Requirements


It is required that a person or entity receive physician approval of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) purchase.

CPR/AED Training

An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must encourage others who are likely to use the AED to complete training of CPR and the use of an AED.

EMS Notification

An owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) who is in the commerical space must register the location and type of AED with the department within 30 days of acquisition.

Maintenance Program

No legislation is currently in place for Utah.

Notification of Use

No legislation is currently in place for Utah.

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • purchaser
  • property owner
  • physician
  • trainer
Reference Summary

UT Code § 26-8b-202

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary


Requires CPR be taught in all high schools.


Requires trampoline parks to have an AED.

UT Code § 26-8a-601

Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.

UT Code § 26-8b-102

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Bureau, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Emergency Medical Dispatch Center, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

SB 192

Allows the director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to distribute funds to elementary schools for AEDs.

UT Code § 26-8b-402

Any AED used solely for demonstration or training purposes, which is not operational for emergency use is, except for the provisions of this section, exempt from the provisions of this chapter.

The owner of an AED shall clearly mark on the exterior of the AED that the AED is for demonstration or training use only.

UT Code § 26-8b-303

Outlines the responsibilities of an emergency medical dispatch center.

UT Code § 26-8b-301

Outlines the training requirements for expected users.

UT Code § 26-8b-501

A person is guilty of a class C misdemeanor if the person removes, tampers with, or otherwise disturbs an AED, AED cabinet or enclosure, or AED sign.

HB 31

Utah Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Act – provides immunity protection and establishes requirements for AED placement.

UT Code § 26-8b-201

Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users in CPR and AED use.

UT Code § 26-8b-302

A person in the business of selling or leasing an AED shall, at the time the person provides, sells, or leases an AED to another person, notify the other person, in writing, of the reporting requirements described in Section 26-8b-301.

UT Code § 26-8b-401

Outlines the responsibilities of the bureau and someone who owns or leases an AED.

SB 95

Establishes a statewide database for the collection and distribution of information regarding the location of commercially owned fully automated external defibrillators.

SB 86

Expands the training programs recognized by the state for fully
automated external defibrillators; and extends immunity to health care providers who provide instructions on the use of fully automated
external defibrillators.

HB 50

Expands Good Samaritan Act.

HB 98

Allows trained responders without a license to administer CPR and use 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.