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Colorado State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure AED program compliance for training, notification, and maintenance.|
||Expected users of the AED should receive AED/CPR training.|
|EMS Notification||Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the applicable emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED.|
||A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that written plans ARE in place concerning the placement of AEDs, training of personnel, pre-planned coordination with the emergency medical services system, medical oversight, AED maintenance, identification of personnel authorized to use AEDs, and reporting of AED utilization, which written plans have been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician|
|Notification of Use
||Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in sudden
cardiac arrest by using an AED must activate the emergency medical
services system as soon as possible.
| Good Samaritan Protection
|“ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHOSE PRIMARY DUTIES DO NOT INCLUDE THE PROVISION
OF HEALTH CARE AND WHO, IN GOOD FAITH AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION, RENDERS
EMERGENCY CARE OR TREATMENT BY THE USE OF AN AED SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
ANY CIVIL DAMAGES FOR ACTS OR OMISSIONS MADE IN GOOD FAITH AS A RESULT
OF SUCH CARE OR TREATMENT OR AS A RESULT OF ANY ACT OR FAILURE TO ACT IN
PROVIDING OR ARRANGING FURTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT, UNLESS THE ACTS OR
OMISSIONS WERE GROSSLY NEGLIGENT OR WILLFUL AND WANTON.
THE IMMUNITY PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (a) OF THIS SUBSECTION (4) EXTENDS TO THE LICENSED PHYSICIAN WHO IS INVOLVED WITH AED SITE PLACEMENT, THE PERSON OR ENTITY WHO PROVIDES THE CPR AND AED SITE PLACEMENT, AND THE PERSON OR ENTITY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SITE WHERE THE AED IS LOCATED.
(c) THE IMMUNITY PROVIDED IN THIS SUBSECTION (4) APPLIES ONLY IF THE
REQUIREMENTS OF SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION ARE MET.
(5) THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY INDIVIDUAL USING AN AED DURING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY IF THAT INDIVIDUAL IS ACTING AS A GOOD SAMARITAN UNDER SECTION 13-21-108.”
| Laws / Legislation
||Establishes requirements for AED placement and provides immunity
protection to any person who provides emergency care to a person
suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. It also extends immunity
protection to people who provide cardiopulmonary (CPR) and AED training,
and to the people responsible for the building site where the AED is
||Establishes training, maintenance, inspection and physician involvement
requirements for school districts that acquire automated external
||Encourages school districts to acquire AEDs for their schools and allows
schools to accept donations of automated external defibrillators or
grants and monies specifically for the purchase of AED units. This act
also specifies that the AEDs placed in the schools be appropriate for
use on both children and adults and that the AED is limited for use only
on school property and at school events. It also encourages that AEDs
be purchased and placed in each athletic facility run by the school
district, even if said facility is at a location separate from the
||Provides for immunity for the use of automated external defibrillators in emergency situations.
The information posted on our website is not intended as legal advice and may contain inaccurate or incomplete information. We encourage you to contact your state representative should you require more information.