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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.
CPR/AED Training
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.
AED-Check.jpg  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.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
The defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.
 AED-Check.jpg 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
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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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
Date Summary
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.
SB 217 2009
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.
Chapter 142 1999
Expands on Good Samaritan protection.
Chapter 137 1998
Establishes immunity for CPR and use of an AED.

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