Iowa State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||A Physician’s prescription for the purchase/use of an automated external defibrillator required.|
||Encourages persons to obtain AED training.|
|EMS Notification||To be eligible for an automated external defibrillator program
grant, a local board of health, community organization or city shall notify local EMS service programs of the intent to establish an early defibrillation program.
||The person or entity maintaining the AED shall ensure that the AED is maintained and inspected in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.Maintain records of all maintenance and inspections of the AED for the usable life of the device.Ensure that the AED is programmed to conform to nationally accepted guidelines for
treatment of cardiac arrest patients.
|Notification of Use
||No current legislation.
| Good Samaritan Protection
IA Code § 613.17 - 2011
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|SB 443||2010||Requires automated external defibrillators in all physical exercise clubs and clinical exercise centers.|
|IA Admin Code § 641--143.12(135)||2009||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.|
|IA Admin Code § 641--143.11(135)||2009||“Automated external defibrillator” or “AED” means an external semiautomatic device that determines whether defibrillation is required.|
|IA Admin Code § 641--143.10 (135)||2009||These rules establish standards for the maintenance of AEDs for a person or entity that owns, manages or is otherwise responsible for the premises on which an AED is located if the person or entity maintains the AED in accordance with Iowa Code section 613.17 as amended by 2008 Iowa Acts, Senate File 505.|
|SB 505||2008||Clarifies the entities that are not liable for damages relating to the use of an automated external defibrillator.|
||2008||A Resolution recognizing the lifesaving benefits of automatic external defibrillator devices, acknowledging the importance of raising public awareness of their availability, and encouraging persons to obtain appropriate training.|
|IA Code § 147A.15||2006||Any person who damages, wrongfully takes or withholds, or removes any component of AED equipment located in a public or privately owned location, including batteries installed to operate the equipment, is guilty of a serious misdemeanor.|
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