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South Carolina State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
Must employ or obtain a health care professional to serve as AED liaison.
CPR/AED Training
A person or entity that acquires an AED shall require its designated AED users to have current training in CPR and AED use by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or National Safety Council.
AED-Check.jpg  EMS Notification Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
Must maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and keep written records of maintenance and testing. Must have in place an AED program approved by its AED liaison which includes CPR and AED training, AED protocol or guidelines, AED deployment strategies, and an AED equipment maintenance plan;
 AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use
Must include in the AED protocol or guidelines that a person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia by using an AED must activate the emergency medical services system or 911 as soon as possible. Must also report any clinical use of the AED to the AED liaison.


 Good Samaritan Protection
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
No Current Legislation
 No Current Legislation

SC Code § 44-76-40 -2016

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


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
 SC Code
§ 44-76-30
2016  Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
SC Code
§ 44-76-20
2016  Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Health Care Professional, and Designated AED User.
SC Code
§ 59-17-155
2016 Requires that school districts implement an automated external defibrillator program for each high school.
SC Code
§ 59-32-30
2016  Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of statewide school districts. 

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