Ohio State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
Must consult with a physician regarding compliance with the requirements.
||A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator shall require expected users to complete successfully a course in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is offered or approved by the American heart association or another nationally recognized organization.|
|EMS Notification||A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator may notify an emergency medical services organization of the location of the defibrillator.|
||Must maintain and test the defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines;|
|Notification of Use
||An emergency medical services system shall be activated as soon as possible.
| Good Samaritan Protection
|No Current Legislation
||No Current Legislation
|Except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct, no physician shall
be held liable in civil damages for injury, death, or loss to person or
property for providing a prescription for an automated external
defibrillator approved for use as a medical device by the United States
food and drug administration or consulting with a person regarding the
use and maintenance of a defibrillator.
Except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct, no person shall be held liable in civil damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property for providing training in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct or when there is no good faith attempt to activate an emergency medical services system in accordance with section 3701.85 of the Revised Code, no person shall be held liable in civil damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property, or held criminally liable, for performing automated external defibrillation in good faith, regardless of whether the person has obtained appropriate training on how to perform automated external defibrillation or successfully completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
| Laws / Legislation
||Authorizes an EMT to use an AED|
||2014||Makes clear that any person may perform automated external defibrillation and extends qualified immunity from civil liability to premises owners and other persons involved with automated external defibrillator placement and use|
||Calls for placement of AEDs in public schools and provides for funding.|
||Establishes immunity protection and requirements for AED programs.|
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