Florida State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||No Current Legislation|
||All persons who use an automated external defibrillator are encouraged to obtain appropriate training, to include completion of a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or successful completion of a basic first aid course that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, and demonstrated proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator.|
|EMS Notification||Any person or entity in possession of an automated external
defibrillator is encouraged to notify register with the local emergency
medical services medical director of the existence and location of the
automated external defibrillator.
||Must properly maintain and test the AED on a regularly scheduled basis.|
|Notification of Use
||Any person who uses an automated external defibrillator shall activate
the emergency medical services system as soon as possible upon use of
the automated external defibrillator.
| Good Samaritan Protection
|No Current Legislation
||No Current Legislation
||No Current Legislation
FL Stat § 768.1325 - 2011
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|FL Stat § 1003.453||2018||CPR instruction, if voluntarily provided to students beginning in grade 6 (encouraged but not mandated), must be based on a “nationally recognized program” using evidence-based guidelines.|
|FL Stat § 768.1326||2013||Outlines AED requirements for buildings owned or leased by the state.|
|FL Stat § 258.0165||2012||Outlines AED requirements for state parks.|
|FL Stat § 429.255||2012||Outlines AED requirements for assisted living facilities.|
|FL Stat § 1006.165||2011||Outlines AED requirements for public schools.|
|FL Stat § 401.2915||2011||It is the intent of the Legislature that an AED may be used by any person for the purpose of saving the life of another person in cardiac arrest. In order to achieve that goal, the Legislature intends to encourage training in lifesaving first aid and set standards for and encourage the use of AEDs.|
|FL Admin Code § 64J-1.023||2008||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
|FL Admin Code § 64B5-17.015||2004||As part of the minimum standard of care, every dental office location shall be required to have an AED by February 28, 2006. Any dentist practicing after February 28, 2006, without an AED on site shall be considered to be practicing below the minimum standard of care.|
|FL Stat § 64B5-17.015||2004||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
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