Ohio State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
Must consult with a physician regarding compliance with the requirements.
||A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator shall encourage expected users to complete successfully a course in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is offered or approved by the American heart association or another nationally recognized organization.|
|EMS Notification||A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator may notify an emergency medical services organization of the location of the defibrillator.|
||Must maintain and test the defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines;|
|Notification of Use
||An emergency medical services system shall be activated as soon as possible.
| Good Samaritan Protection
|No Current Legislation
||No Current Legislation
OH Rev Code § 2305.235 - 2015
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|OH Rev Code § 3313.6023||2016||Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.
|OH Rev Code § 3313.6021||2016||Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, each school operated by a school district which offers grades nine to twelve shall provide instruction in CPR and the use of an AED. All persons employed by a school district shall receive training in the use of an automated external defibrillator in accordance with that section.|
|OH Rev Code § 3314.16||2004||Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.|
|OH Rev Code § 3313.717||2004||Outlines AED requirements for schools.|
|OH Rev Code § 3701.85||2001||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.|
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