Ohio State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
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Physician

Must consult with a physician regarding compliance with the requirements.

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CPR/AED Training
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.
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Must maintain and test the defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines;
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An emergency medical services system shall be activated as soon as possible.

 

 Good Samaritan Protection
   
Rescuer
Purchaser
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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No Current Legislation
No Current Legislation
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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
 Reference
Date Summary
HB 434
2004
Calls for placement of AEDs in public schools and provides for funding.
HB 717 1998
Establishes immunity protection and requirements for AED programs.


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