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Rhode Island State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
Must have physician approval of the AED purchase.
CPR/AED Training
AED user must be trained in the use of an AED in accordance with standards promulgated by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

EMS Notification No Current Legislation

Maintenance Program
No Current Legislation
Notification of Use
No Current Legislation


 Good Samaritan Protection
Property Owner
Physician Trainer

RI Gen Laws § 9-1-34 - 2012

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


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
RI Gen Laws § 23-6.5-2  2017  Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
RI Gen Laws § 23-6.2-2
2016  Outlines requirements of the Rhode Island municipal police academy, regarding AED distribution among every city in Rhode Island.
RI Gen Laws § 16-22-15  2013 The department of elementary and secondary education shall develop and prescribe a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course for public school students in the state. The course shall be established in accordance with the requirements and criteria obtained from the Red Cross and/or the American Heart Association and the director of the department of health.
RI Gen Laws § 5-50-12  2013  Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.
Statute 9-1-34 1999 Provides for Good Samaritan protection.
SB 2239 1998 Provides defibrillators for every city and town in the state.

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