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Florida State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements


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CPR/AED Training
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.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
Must properly maintain and test the AED on a regularly scheduled basis.
 AED-Check.jpg 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
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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FL Stat § 768.1325 - 2011

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


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
House Bill No. 7011 2020  Amends law requiring AEDs on the school grounds of Florida High School Athletic Association
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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