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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.|
||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.
||A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that the AED is 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
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
|No Current Legislation
KY Rev. Stat 311.668 - 2010
| Laws / Legislation
|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.|
||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.|
||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.|
||2005||This Act requires, that effective January 1, 2007, it is the duty of AED manufacturers, sales representatives, or businesses to notify the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) of the location and type of AED in its jurisdiction. Beginning on July 1, 2007 and every July 1 thereafter, it is the duty of KBEMS to notify the local EMS agency, of the location and type of AED in its jurisdiction.|
|KY Rev. Stat 311.666||2002||Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Emergency Medical Services/System.
|KY Rev. Stat 311.667
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
|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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