New York State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure compliance.
No person may operate an AED unless the person has successfully completed a training course in the operation of an AED approved by a nationally-recognized organization or the state emergency medical services council, and the completion of the course was recent enough to still be effective under the standards of the approving organization. Personnel trained in AED response and use will have annual updates to ensure the ability to adequately operate the equipment, should the need arise. An approved NYS DOH training program will be utilized. Training must be ongoing in order to instill knowledge and skills regarding CPR.
The public access defibrillation provider shall notify the regional council of the existence, location and type of any automated external defibrillator it possesses.
The public access defibrillation provider shall cause the automated external defibrillator to be maintained and tested according to applicable standards of the manufacturer and any appropriate government agency. Every use of an AED shall be promptly reported to the emergency health care provider. There are additional requirements for entities establishing an AED program in New York City.
|Notification of Use
Every use of an AED on a patient shall be immediately reported to the appropriate local emergency medical services system, emergency communications center or emergency vehicle dispatch center as appropriate and promptly reported to the emergency health care provider.
| Good Samaritan Protection
| No Current Legislation
|| No Current Legislation
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 8 NYCRR 61.10||2017||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.9||2017||After the initial installation, a replacement schedule which considers the useful life of the AED units shall be developed by the State agency. The replacement schedule should be updated periodically.|
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.8||2017||Provides steps that are to be followed by the AED coordinator upon responding to an emergency cardiac event.|
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.7||2017||Outlines the responsibilities that are required to obtain an AED.
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.6||2017||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.5||2017||Outlines responsibilities of AED coordinators and State Agencies.|
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.4||2017||Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.3||2017||Subject to the phased-in implementation of AEDs, each State agency shall endeavor to have sufficient AEDs available at each of its public buildings to ensure ready access for use during emergencies.
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.2||2017||Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.1||2017||Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Public Building, State Agency, Collaborative Agreement, Emergency Health Care Provider, Regional Emergency Medical Services Council, and Commissioner.|
|NY Codes Rules and Reg § 9 NYCRR 303.0||2017||Provides the purpose of installation regulations.|
|NY Education Law § 917||2017||Outlines AED requirements for school districts.|
|NY Public Health Law § 225||2016||Outlines AED requirements for places of public assembly and swimming facilities.
|NY Public Buildings Law § 140||2015||Outlines AED requirements for buildings of the state.|
|NY Education Law § 6611||2014||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
|NY Public Health Law § 3000-b||2014||Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.
|NY Education Law § 804-d
||2013||Instructions regarding the correct use of an AED shall be included as a part of the health education curriculum in all senior high schools.|
||2011||Requires all health clubs to have an AED and a CPR/AED certified employee on staff during business hours.|
||2011||Requires all dental offices to have an AED on site and all dentists shall hold current CPR certification.|
||A bill that encourages school districts to provide training for athletic coaches on AED use.|
||Amends immunity protection to include businesses, entities, partnerships, corporations, or societies.|
|NY Gen Business Law § 621 - a||2010||Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.|
|NY Gen Business Law § 621||2010||Defines: Contract for Services, Health Club, Secretary, Seller, Buyer, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillator.|
|AB 2988||2008||Requires swimming facilities to maintain an AED|
||Requires buildings and facilities to indicate the location of AEDs at the entrance of a building or facility.|
||Requires places of public assembly to maintain an automated external defibrillator and to have at least one employee who is trained in its use.|
|AB 236||2005||Requires that the correct use of automated external defibrillators be taught in health class at senior high schools.|
This Act provides a tax credit for the purchase of an AED.
|AB 5084||2003||Requires health clubs with more than 500 persons to have at least one automated external defibrillator.|
|AB 4421||2003||Makes it a duty of a superintendent or chief executive officer of public institutions and buildings of the State to equip each such building with an automated external defibrillator.|
||Requires AEDs in public schools.|
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