Florida State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
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Physician
Physician approval required.
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CPR/AED Training
All persons who use an automated external defibrillator are encouraged to must obtain appropriate training, to include completion of a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or successful completion of a basic first aid course that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, and demonstrated proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator.
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EMS Notification Any person or entity in possession of an automated external defibrillator is encouraged to notify register with the local emergency medical services medical director of the existence and location of the automated external defibrillator.
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Must properly maintain and test the AED on a regularly scheduled basis.
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Any person who uses an automated external defibrillator shall activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible upon use of the automated external defibrillator.

 

 Good Samaritan Protection
   
Rescuer
Purchaser
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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No Current Legislation
No Current Legislation
No Current Legislation
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and except as provided in subsection (4), any person who uses or attempts to use an automated external defibrillator device on a victim of a perceived medical emergency, without objection of the victim of the perceived medical emergency, is immune from civil liability for any harm resulting from the use or attempted use of such device. In addition, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and except as provided in subsection (4), any person who acquired the device and makes it available for use, including, but not limited to, a community association organized under chapter 617, chapter 718, chapter 719, chapter 720, chapter 721, or chapter 723, is immune from such liability, if the harm was not due to the failure of such person to properly maintain and test the device; or (b)(c) Provide appropriate training in the use of the device to an employee or agent of the acquirer when the employee or agent was the person who used the device on the victim, except that such requirement of training does not apply if:
  1. The device is equipped with audible, visual, or written instructions on its use, including any such visual or written instructions posted on or adjacent to the device;
  2. The employee or agent was not an employee or agent who would have been reasonably expected to use the device; or
  3. The period of time elapsing between the engagement of the person as an employee or agent and the occurrence of the harm, or between the acquisition of the device and the occurrence of the harm in any case in which the device was acquired after engagement of the employee or agent, was not a reasonably sufficient period in which to provide the training.

 

 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
Date Summary
HB 4059 2011
Repeals provision relating to future requirements for use of automated external defibrillators in assisted living facilities.
HB 945 2010 Requires assisted living facilities with 17 or more beds to possess a functioning automated external defibrillator, recommends that AED units be registered with local emergency medical services authorities, and provides immunity from liability under the Good Samaritan Act.
SB 2556
2010
Amends a previous bill regarding registration for medical devices.
SB 564
2008
Revises provisions relating to the maintenance of and training requirements for the use of automated external defibrillators, notice to the local emergency medical services medical director, and requirements for civil immunity for the use or attempted use of a defibrillator on a victim of a perceived medical emergency.
SB 772
2006
Requires AEDs in all public schools with high school athletics.
HB 67 2006
Gordon & Muillis Act - Provides for grants to youth athletic organizations for automated external defibrillator products.
SB 274 2006 Encourages automated external defibrillators for State Parks.
HB 93
2006
Revises legislative intent with respect to the use of an automated external defibrillator; defines the terms "automated external defibrillator" and "defibrillation"; requires the Department of Health to implement an educational campaign to inform persons who acquire automated external defibrillator devices of the scope and limitations of the immunity from liability provided under the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act; revises the definition of the term "automated external defibrillator".
SB 1436 2005 Authorizes automated external defibrillators for state and local law enforcement vehicles.
SB 1748 2004 Encourages each multi service senior center to have an automated external defibrillator on-site, to provide training for its use and maintenance and location registration. Also provides immunity from liability under the Good Samaritan Act and the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act.
SB 2984 2004 Provides immunity from civil liability for community associations that provide automated external defibrillator devices under certain circumstances.
SB 1184
2004
Provides immunity from civil liability for community associations that provide automated defibrillator devices.
HB 1429 2001 Cardiac Arrest Survival Act - Expands immunity from civil liability if a person believes that another person is suffering from a life-threatening medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention.
HB 411 1997 Provides Good Samaritan Act, establishes requirements for AED placement.


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