Colorado State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure AED program compliance for training, notification, and maintenance.|
||Expected users of the AED should receive AED/CPR training.|
|EMS Notification||Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the applicable emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED.|
||A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that written plans ARE in place concerning the placement of AEDs, training of personnel, pre-planned coordination with the emergency medical services system, medical oversight, AED maintenance, identification of personnel authorized to use AEDs, and reporting of AED utilization, which written plans have been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician|
|Notification of Use
||Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in sudden
cardiac arrest by using an AED must activate the emergency medical
services system as soon as possible.
| Good Samaritan Protection
C.R.S. 13-21-108.1 - 2009
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|HB19-1183||2019||Defines a public place and encourages any person that owns, operates, or manages a public place to place functional automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in sufficient quantities to ensure reasonable availability for use during perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.|
|3 CCR 709-1||2016||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
|C.R.S. 22-1-129||2014||Outlines fund receiving policies for schools with the intent on acquiring and maintaining an AED.|
|C.R.S. 22-1-125||2008||Outlines AED requirements for public schools.|
|C.R.S. 22-1-125.5||2008||No later than January 1, 2015, coaches of athletic programs employed by local education providers must be currently certified in CPR and must have received instruction in the effective use of an AED. The state board shall promulgate rules concerning the coaching staff positions that are included in this requirement.|
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