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Louisiana State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||A licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse who is authorized to prescribe must be involved in the possessor's program to ensure compliance with the requirements for training, emergency medical service (EMS) notification, and maintenance. Any clinical use of the AED must be reported to the licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse involved in the possessor's program.|
||Expected AED users regularly, on the premises of a particular entity, such as a work site, must receive appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the American Heart Association or by any other nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use.|
|EMS Notification||Any person or entity which possesses an AED shall notify the bureau of
emergency medical services in the office of public health of the
Department of Health and Hospitals and a local provider of emergency
medical services, such as 911 service, local ambulance service, or the
fire department of the acquisition, location, and type of AED.
||Any person or entity who possesses an AED shall ensure that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.|
|Notification of Use
||The emergency medical services system must be activated as soon as
possible when an individual renders emergency care to an individual in
cardiac arrest by using an AED.
| Good Samaritan Protection
LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.4 - 2015
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.2||2015||Defines Automated External Defibrillator.|
|LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.1||2015||
Explains the importance of AEDs according to the American Heart Association.
||2014||Requires instruction relative to CPR and automated external defibrillators to be integrated into the curriculum of an existing required course of study in public high schools.|
|LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.3||2012||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
|LA Rev Stat § 9:2793||2010||Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.
||2009||A resolution requesting that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals look into the possibility of requiring placement of AEDs in schools.|
||2008||Resolution asking the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to study the practicality of acquiring and requiring that AEDs be placed in every public high school.|
|LA Rev Stat § 40:1236.13||2005||Outlines AED requirements for: Fitness Facilities, Intercollegiate Athletic, Institutions, and
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