AED State Laws


Vermont State AED Law

In Vermont, all untrained AED users are granted Good Samaritan protection when involved in the use of a device. 

Below is a full list of Vermont’s AED laws and those who are protected when using an AED in good faith.  

Summary of Requirements


No legislation is currently in place for Vermont.

CPR/AED Training

No legislation is currently in place for Vermont.

EMS Notification

Once a person owns an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) should notify emergency services (regional ambulance service and first responder service) of the location and type of device they own.

Maintenance Program

A person that acquires an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must maintain and test the unit in accordance with the standards of the manufacturer.

Notification of Use

When a person is using an AED, they need to be certain that emergency personnel have been notified by calling 911.

Good Samaritan Protection

  • rescuer
  • purchaser
  • property owner
  • trainer
Reference Summary

VT Stat 18 V.S.A. § 907

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

Laws / Legislation

Reference Summary

S 245

Requires commissioner of education to inform school administrations about resources regarding CPR and the use of AEDs. Also requires the commissioner to provide reports containing data of schools that are offering CPR and AED instruction.

HB 34

Revises the Good Samaritan protection by removing the training requirements and removes the requirement to maintain a relationship with a physician to
provide technical assistance and consultation regarding the AED use.

SB 283

Provides requirements and immunity for use of an automated external defibrillator.

VT Stat 12 V.S.A. § 519

Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.

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.