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New Jersey State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
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Physician
Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure compliance.
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CPR/AED Training
A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that any person, prior to using that defibrillator, has successfully completed and holds a current certification from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or other training program recognized by the Department of Health and Senior Services in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of a defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpg  EMS Notification A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify the appropriate first aid, ambulance or rescue squad or other appropriate emergency medical services provider that the person or entity has acquired the defibrillator, the type acquired and its location.
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A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.
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Any person who uses a defibrillator shall request emergency medical assistance from the appropriate first aid, ambulance or rescue squad as soon as practicable.

 

 Good Samaritan Protection
   
Rescuer
Purchaser
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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No Current Legislation
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Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.

 

 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
Date Summary
NJ Stat § 18A:40-41a   2016  Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a school that acquires an AED.
NJ Admin Code § 6A:16-2.1 & 6A:16-2.2  2015 Outlines AED requirements for schools.
A2072 2014 Requires public school students in grades 9 through 12 to receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator prior to graduation.
NJ Stat § 18A:40-41c   2013  The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, and in accordance with the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), shall adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this act. 
NJ Stat § 18A:40-41b  2013  Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.
NJ Stat § 26:2H-12.26  2013  Outlines AED requirements of nursing homes.
SB 852
2012
Revises Good Samaritan protection.
AR 84
2010
Urges all boards of education in the State to install automated external defibrillators.
SR 75 2010
Urges boards of education to improve staff and student preparation for medical emergencies involving sudden cardiac arrest.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-23  2009  AED statistics provided by American Heart Association.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-24  2009  Defines: Automated External Defibrillator.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-25  2009  Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-26  2009  Any person who uses a defibrillator shall request emergency medical assistance from the appropriate first aid, ambulance., or rescue squad as soon as practicable; however, a lay person who, in good faith, fails to request emergency medical assistance pursuant to this subsection shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from that failure.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-28  2009  Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Commissioner, and State building.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-29  2009  Outlines the responsibilities of the commissioner of health and senior services. 
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-30  2009  AED statistics provided by American Heart Association. 
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-31  2009  Outlines the responsibilities of health club owners.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-33   2009  Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.
SB 2146 2009 Requires assisted living facilities to have a defibrillator on site and employees trained.
NJ Admin Code § 8:36-14.1   2007  Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
SB 2567 2006
Requires AEDs in health clubs.
AB 908 2004
Requires nursing homes to have a defibrillator on site and employees trained.
A 2321 1999 Establishes requirements and immunity from civil liability for certain persons who use Defibrillators.


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.