California State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||The involvement of a CA licensed physician as Medical Director in developing an AED program to ensure compliance with regulations and requirements for training, notification, and maintenance is required.|
||For every AED unit acquired up to five units, no less than one employee per AED unit shall complete a training course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use that complies with the regulations adopted by the Emergency Medical Service Authority and the standards of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. After the first five AED units are acquired, for each additional five AED units acquired, one employee shall be trained beginning with the first AED unit acquired. Acquirers of AED units shall have trained employees who should be available to respond to an emergency that may involve the use of an AED unit during normal operating hours.|
|EMS Notification||Any person or entity that supplies an AED shall notify an agent of the local EMS agency of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired.|
||The AED must be maintained and regularly tested according to the
operation and maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer, the
American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross, and according to
any applicable rules and regulations set forth by the governmental
authority under the federal Food and Drug Administration and any other
applicable state and federal authority. The AED must be checked for
readiness after each use and at least once every 30 days if the AED has
not been used in the preceding 30 days. Records of these checks shall be
There must be a written plan that describes the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency that may involve the use of an AED. The written plan shall include, but not be limited to, immediate notification of 911 and trained office personnel at the start of AED procedures.
Building owners must ensure that tenants annually receive a brochure, approved as to content and style by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, which describes the proper use of an AED, and also ensure that similar information is posted next to any installed AED.
No less than once a year, building owners will notify their tenants as to the location of AED units in the building.
|Notification of Use
||Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in sudden
cardiac arrest by using an AED must activate the emergency medical
services system as soon as possible, and report any use of the AED to
the licensed physician and to the local EMS agency.
| Good Samaritan Protection
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|CA Ed Code § 51225.6||2016||
Outlines AED requirements for schools.
|CA Ed Code § 49417||2015||
Outlines fund receiving policies for schools with the intent on acquiring and maintaining an AED.
|CA Health and Safety Code
Outlines the occupancy structures that are required to have an AED on the premises.
|16 CCR § 1070.8||2011||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
Outlines AED requirements for health studios.
|CA Civil Code § 1714.2||2006||Grants Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users.|
|CA Civil Code § 1714.21||2006||Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.|
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