Colorado State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
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Physician
Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure AED program compliance for training, notification, and maintenance.
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CPR/AED Training
Expected users of the AED should receive AED/CPR training.
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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
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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
   
Rescuer
Purchaser
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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“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
 Reference
Date Summary
SB 10
2009
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 located.
SB 181
2008
Establishes training, maintenance, inspection and physician involvement requirements for school districts that acquire automated external defibrillators.
SB 170 2008
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 school.
HB 1283 1999
Provides for immunity for the use of automated external defibrillators in emergency situations.


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