Rhode Island State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Must have physician approval of the AED purchase.|
||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
||No Current Legislation|
||Notification of Use
||No Current Legislation
| Good Samaritan Protection
RI Gen Laws § 9-1-34 - 2012
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|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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