Massachusetts State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Each AED provider should contract with an AED medical director, who shall be responsible for ensuring that the AED agency complies with AED maintenance, AED provider training and notice requirements.|
||An AED provider is a person who has successfully complete a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an AED that meets or exceeds the standards established by the American Heart Association or the American National Red Cross and whose evidence of successful course completion has not expired.|
|EMS Notification||Prior to implementation of its public access defibrillation program, the AED provider should notify the local police and the emergency medical services provider of the number, type and location of the AED in its possession.|
||The defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.|
|Notification of Use
||Each AED provider, in each instance of responding to a request for
emergency care or treatment, should contact the police or emergency
medical services in the city or town in which they are located and
provide a report to its AED medical director.
| Good Samaritan Protection
|No Current Legislation
||No Current Legislation
||No Current Legislation
|| No Current Legislation
MA Gen Laws 112 § 12V 1/2 - 2017
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|MA Gen Laws 112 § 12V||2017|| Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.
|MA Gen Laws 93 § 78A||2017||Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.|
|MA Gen Laws 93 § 86||2017||Absent a showing of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct, no cause of action against a health club or its employees may arise in connection with the use or non-use of a defibrillator.|
|MA Gen Laws 69 § 8A.||2017||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for the schools that acquire an AED.
|MA Gen Laws 71 § 54C.||2017||Outlines AED requirements for schools.|
|MA Code of Reg § 150.002||2014||Outlines AED requirements for nursing facilities.|
|MA Code of Reg 234 § 6.15||2010||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
||A bill requiring that all coaches have current certification in CPR and AED use from the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or other nationally recognized organization.|
|SB 2681||2006||Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.|
||Expands on Good Samaritan protection.|
||Establishes immunity for CPR and use of an AED.|
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