New Hampshire State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Physician prescription required.|
||Every person, association, corporation or other organization that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall require anticipated responders expected to use the automated external defibrillator to receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use.|
|EMS Notification||The owner of an automated external defibrillator shall register with the department of safety under RSA 153-A:32 within 30 days of acquisition.|
||The defibrillator must be maintained according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines|
|Notification of Use||No Current Legislation|
| Good Samaritan Protection
|No Current Legislation
||No Current Legislation
|| No Current Legislation
NH Rev Stat § 153-A:31 - 2002
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
||2009||Establishes meeting requirements for the AED advisory commission and reduces the commission's responsibilities to provide advice for AED programs.|
||Limits the training requirement for automated external defibrillator use to anticipated responders.|
|NH Rev Stat § 153-A:30||2008||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.|
|NH Rev Stat § 153-A:33||2002||Outlines the responsibilities of: the owner of an AED and the manufacturer of the AED.|
|NH Rev Stat § 153-A:32||2002||There shall be established in the department of safety a registry for all automated external defibrillators in the state. The department is authorized to release information from the registry to first responders in an emergency through the enhanced 911 system. Registration shall include the address and precise location of the automated external defibrillator.|
|NH Rev Stat § 153-A:29||2002||Defines: Automated External Defibrillator.|
|NH Rev Stat § 153-A:28||2002||I. The use of automated external defibrillators addresses an important public health problem in New Hampshire. It is the intent of the legislature to encourage the use and availability of automated external defibrillators, along with training in the use of automated external defibrillators, for the purpose of saving the lives of people in cardiac arrest.
II. Further, the legislature strongly encourages dissemination of educational information regarding automated external defibrillators and encourages that access to these lifesaving devices be made widely available to businesses, schools, fire and police departments, and other public and private organizations throughout the state.
|SB 386||2002||Establishes an automated external defibrillator registry in the department of safety, and requires commercial owners to register their devices.|
||Provides for immunity protection, requires training.|
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