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Kentucky State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that there is medical oversight of the AED program by a physician licensed in Kentucky to ensure compliance with requirements for training, maintenance, notification, and communication with the local emergency medical services system. The physician providing oversight shall also work with the AED site to establish protocols for AED deployment and conduct a review of each use of an AED.
CPR/AED Training
A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that expected AED users receive American Heart Association or American Red Cross training in CPR and AED use, or an equivalent nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use.
EMS Notification Any person or entity who acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the local emergency medical services system and the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.
 AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use
Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED must activate the local emergency medical services system as soon as possible and, if an entity with an AED program, reports any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician.


 Good Samaritan Protection
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
No Current Legislation

KY Rev. Stat 311.668 - 2010
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
KY Rev. Stat 158.302  2016  Requires high schools to include CPR training in the health education curriculum. Provides a waiver from CPR training for students with disabilities or who are physically unable to perform the skill. Clarifies that high schools are not required to have an AED on the premises.
201 Ky. Admin. Regs. 8:550   2014 Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.
HB 383
2009 Requires high school coaches to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of automated external defibrillators; requires automated external defibrillators be on-site for every high school practice, athletic activity or sporting event.
HB 107
2008 An Act pertaining to public and private preschools, elementary schools, secondary schools and athletic buildings, athletic rooms, gymnasiums, swimming pools, athletic fields, etc. and requiring that each entity have at least one USFDA approved automated external defibrillator in each building used by students for learning or athletic-related events.
 KY Rev. Stat 311.666  2002 Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Emergency Medical Services/System.
KY Rev. Stat 311.667
2000 Establishes guidelines for AED programs and provides for immunity for use of an automated external defibrillator. The Act also requires that any person or business that acquires an AED shall make sure that the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or other nationally recognized organizations, trains anyone who may use the AED in CPR and AED use.
 KY Rev. Stat - 311.665 2000 It is the intent of the legislature that an automated external defibrillator may be used for the purpose of saving the life of another person in cardiac arrest when used in accordance with the provisions of KRS 311.667.

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