South Carolina State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Must employ or obtain a health care professional to serve as AED liaison.|
||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.|
|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.|
||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;|
|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
|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
| SC Code
|2016||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
|2016||Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Health Care Professional, and Designated AED User.|
|2016||Requires that school districts implement an automated external defibrillator program for each high school.|
|2016||Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of statewide school districts.
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