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Georgia State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
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Physician
Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure AED compliance.
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CPR/AED Training
Expected users of the AED should receive AED/CPR training.
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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 external defibrillator.
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The defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines
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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
   
Rescuer
Purchaser
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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G​A 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
 Reference
Date Summary
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.
GA Reg.
150-13-.02
 
2010  Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.
 GA Reg. 150-13-.01 2010  Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.

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.