Georgia State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure AED compliance.|
||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 emergency communications or vehicle
dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated
||The defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines|
|Notification of Use
||Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in sudden
cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must
activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and
report any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the
licensed physician or other person authorized by the composite board who
is supervising the program.
| Good Samaritan Protection
GA Code § 51-1-29.3 - 2010
Provides Good Samaritan protection (for the persons described in this code section) for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|SB 60||2019||Provides guidelines to inform high school students participating in interscholastic athletic activities about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.|
|Georgia Code § 20-2-149.1||2015||Outlines instructions to ensure a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.|
|GA Reg. 160-4-2-.12||2013||Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, each local board of education which operates a school with grades 9 through 12 shall provide instruction in CPR and the use of an AED to its students as a requirement within existing health or physical education courses.|
|Georgia Code § 31-11-53.2||2010||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.|
|Georgia Code § 31-11-53.1||2010||Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Defibrillation, and First Responder.
Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
|Georgia Code § 20-2-775||2010||Outlines AED requirements for schools. Outlines instructions to ensure a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.
|2010||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
|GA Reg. 150-13-.01||2010||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
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