New Jersey State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure compliance.
CPR/AED Training
A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that any person, prior to using that defibrillator, has successfully completed and holds a current certification from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or other training program recognized by the Department of Health and Senior Services in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of a defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpg  EMS Notification A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify the appropriate first aid, ambulance or rescue squad or other appropriate emergency medical services provider that the person or entity has acquired the defibrillator, the type acquired and its location.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.
 AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use
Any person who uses a defibrillator shall request emergency medical assistance from the appropriate first aid, ambulance or rescue squad as soon as practicable.


 Good Samaritan Protection
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
No Current Legislation
Any person or entity who, in good faith, acquires or provides a defibrillator, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of a defibrillator or supervises such care or treatment and, who has complied with the requirements of this act, shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of such care or treatment, or as a result of any acts or omissions by the person or entity in providing, rendering or supervising the emergency care or treatment.
The immunity provided in subsection a. of this section shall include the prescribing licensed physician and the person or entity who provided the training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and use of the defibrillator.

This subsection shall not immunize a person for any act of gross negligence or willful or
wanton misconduct. It shall not be considered gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct
to fail to use a defibrillator in the absence of an otherwise preexisting duty to do so.


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
A 1608
 2012 Janet's Law.   Beginning September 1, 2014, all public and private K-12 schools will be required to have a properly maintained AED in an easily accessible, unlocked location. Someone certified in CPR and AED use shall be present at all school functions. Emergency action plans regarding cardiac arrest shall be established identifying at least five designated staff members who are properly trained in CPR and AED. This plan should also identify the faculty member responsible for responding to the situation.
SB 852
Revises Good Samaritan protection.
AR 84
Urges all boards of education in the State to install automated external defibrillators.
SR 75 2010
Urges boards of education to improve staff and student preparation for medical emergencies involving sudden cardiac arrest.
SB 2146 2009 Requires assisted living facilities to have a defibrillator on site and employees trained.
SB 2567 2006
Requires AEDs in health clubs.
AB 908 2004
Requires nursing homes to have a defibrillator on site and employees trained.
A 2321  1999 Establishes requirements and immunity from civil liability for certain persons who use Defibrillators.

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