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New Mexico State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
A person who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that a physician medical director oversees all aspects of the automated external defibrillator program, including training, emergency medical services coordination, protocol approval, automated external defibrillator deployment strategies and other program requirements, and that the physician medical director provides overall quality assurance and reviews each case in which the automated external defibrillator is used by the program.
CPR/AED Training
Trained targeted responder should receive appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an automated external defibrillator by a nationally recognized course in cardiopulmonary response and automated external defibrillator use approved by the department or other training programs authorized by the department.
AED-Check.jpg  EMS Notification The AED must be registered with the Department of Health. The local emergency medical services and local 911 agencies must be notified of the AED program.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
The defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines
 AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use
Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must activate the emergency medical system as soon as possible, and reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator physician medical director.


 Good Samaritan Protection
Property Owner
Physician Trainer

NM Stat § 24-10C-7 - 2011

Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
NM Stat § 24-10C-6  2011  Nothing in the Cardiac Arrest Response Act precludes a physician or a physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or certified nurse-midwife working within that person's scope of practice from prescribing an automated external defibrillator to a patient for use by the patient's caregiver on an individual patient, and the use does not require the individual to function in an approved program.
NM Stat § 24-10C-5  2011  A person may acquire an automated external defibrillator if the person has met all the requirements of Section 24-10C-4 NMSA 1978. Nothing in this section limits the right of a person to practice a health profession that the person is otherwise authorized to practice in accordance with the laws of New Mexico.
NM Stat § 24-10C-4  2011  Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
NM Stat § 24-10C-3  2011  Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Automated External Defibrillator Program, Defibrillation, Department, Good Samaritan, Person, and Trained Targeted Responder.
NM Stat § 24-10C-2  2011  Provides American Heart Association statistics concerning Sudden Cardiac Arrest. 
HB 309
This bill sets forth athletic trainer licensing requirements and requirements for renewal of their licenses, which may require proof of certification in the use of automated external defibrillators.
HJM 51  2009
Requests the funds for emergency medical services from the department of health to be expanded to include AED training and placement under the Cardiac Arrest Response Act.
HB 639 2007
Updates Good Samaritan Protection.
SB 527 2007 An Act to implement rules for establishing a sudden cardiac arrest and AED program.
NM Stat § 22-13-1.1  2006  Outlines graduation requirements for students entering the eighth grade in the 2012-2013 school year. 
NM Stat § 22-13-1  2006  Outline what all health education classes must include.
NM Code of Reg §  2000  Outlines the guidelines for establishment of an AED program.
NM Code of Reg §  2000  Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.
NM Code of Reg §  2000  Outlines responsibilities of: AED Program Director, Physician Medical Director, and Trained Targeted Responders. Also outlines a comprehensive plan for registration, fee scheduling, and maintaining of AEDs.
NM Code of Reg §  2000  Outlines the The primary reason for establishing an AED Program.
 NM Code of Reg § 2000  Defines: Act, Advanced Life Support (ALS),  AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), Bureua, Defibrillation, Department, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Medical Direction, Physician, Protocols, Provider, Semi-Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and Trained Targeted Responder.
NM Code of Reg §  2000  Outlines the purpose of regulations for the New Mexico Cardiac Arrest Targeted Response Program.
NM Code of Reg §  2000  States the authority figures that must be made known of purchased AEDs.
NM Code of Reg §  2000  These regulations are applicable to all persons or entities operating an AED Program within the State of New Mexico. The regulations also apply to all AED training organizations, trainers, Trained Targeted Responders, and Physician Medical Directors affiliated with an AED Program. 
HB 375 1999
Provides certain requirements for entities establishing a defibrillation program and establishes Good Samaritan protection.

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