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Arkansas State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
A licensed physician is required to ensure AED program compliance.
CPR/AED Training
Expected AED users must complete CPR and AED training at least once every two years.
AED-Check.jpg  EMS Notification Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the emergency communications, 911, or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
The defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines and instructions on a regularly scheduled basis.
 AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use
Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in sudden cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the medical provider responding to the emergency.


 Good Samaritan Protection
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
No Current Legislation

AR Code § 20-13-1305 - 2016

Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
AR Code § 20-13-1306   2016 Outlines AED requirements for health spas.
AR Code § 20-13-1304   2016 Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
AR Code § 20-13-1303  2016  Defines: Automated external defibrillator (AED), Cardiac arrest, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Defibrillation, Emergency medical services, Person, and Ventricular fibrillation.
AR Code § 20-13-1302  2016  The General Assembly finds that early defibrillation can sustain the life of and temporarily stabilize a person in cardiac arrest, thus helping to preserve the Arkansas family. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the public have access to automated external defibrillators for the purpose of saving the lives of persons in cardiac arrest.
AR Code § 6-10-123  2016 

Outlines the rules for AED and CPR training, developed by the State Board of Education.

AR Code § 6-10-122   2016 Outlines AED requirements for schools.

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