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Resource Center Your Complete Guide on Purchasing and Implementing an AED Program
 

Louisiana State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
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Physician
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.
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CPR/AED Training
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.
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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.
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Any person or entity who possesses an AED shall ensure that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
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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
   
Rescuer
Purchaser
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.4 - 2015

Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.

 

 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
Date Summary
 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.

HB 542
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.
HR 1
2009 A resolution requesting that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals look into the possibility of requiring placement of AEDs in schools.
SR 164
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
High Schools.

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.