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New Jersey State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure compliance.|
||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.|
|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.|
||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.|
|Notification of Use
||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
|No Current Legislation
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-27 - 2009
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|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.|
||Revises Good Samaritan protection.
||Urges all boards of education in the State to install automated external defibrillators.|
||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.
||Requires AEDs in health clubs.|
||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.|
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