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Delaware State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements


​No Current Legislation
CPR/AED Training
Each prospective automated external defibrillator user must receive appropriate training by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, Delaware State Fire School or by another nationally recognized provider of training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use; provided however, that such training shall be approved by the State EMS Medical Director.
EMS Notification The State EMS Medical Director shall maintain a file containing the name of each person or entity that acquires an AED with State funding.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
The AED must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines 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 AED shall notify the appropriate EMS units as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the AED to the appropriate licensed physician or medical authority.


 Good Samaritan Protection
Property Owner
Physician Trainer

16 Del. C. § 3005C - 2000

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


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
14 Del. Admin. Code § 851   2014 Requires Delaware students to learn CPR to be granted a high school diploma from a Delaware high school beginning with the Class of 2017.
16 Del. Admin. Code § 4303   2013 

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, CPR, FDA, First Responder Team, Office or OEMS, SAED, Service Coordinator, State Coordinator, State Medical Director, and The Board.

This regulation applies to any organization or individuals participating in the Delaware Early Defibrillation Program.

16 Del. C. § 3004C  2000 All quality management proceedings shall be confidential. Records of the State EMS Medical Director, and EMS quality care review committee relating to AED reviews and audits shall be confidential and privileged, are protected, and are not subject to discovery, subpoena or admission into evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding. Raw data used in any AED review or audit shall not be available for public inspection; nor is such raw data a “public record” as set forth in the Delaware Freedom of Information Act.
 16 Del. C. § 3003C 2000 Outlines instructions to ensure that there is a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.

 16 Del. C. § 3002C 2000  Defines: Automated External Defibrillator and Records.
 16 Del. C. § 3001C 2000  Outlines the intent of the General Assembly to encourage greater acquisition, deployment and use of AED in communities within the State.

The information posted on our website is not intended as legal advice and may contain inaccurate or incomplete information. We encourage you to contact your state representative should you require more information.