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Texas State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
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Physician
A licensed physician must be involved in the training program and placement to ensure compliance.
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CPR/AED Training
Each user of the automated external defibrillator must receive training given or approved by the Texas Department of Health in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of the automated external defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpg  EMS Notification When a person or entity acquires an automated external defibrillator, the person or entity shall notify the local emergency medical services provider of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.
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A person or entity that owns or leases an automated external defibrillator shall maintain and test the automated external defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
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A person or entity that provides emergency care to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator shall promptly notify the local emergency medical services provider.

 

 Good Samaritan Protection
   
Rescuer
Purchaser
Property Owner
Physician Trainer
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No Current Legislation
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TX Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 74.151 - 2013

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

 

 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
Date Summary
 TX Edu Code § 28.0023 2013  The State Board of Education by rule shall require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for students in grades 7 through 12. 
TX Admin Code 25 TAC § 157.41  2011  The purpose of this rule is to establish minimum standards and requirements for training of lay responders using automated external defibrillators.
TX Health & Safety Code § 242.159  2011  Outlines AED requirements for nursing homes.
TX Edu Code § 38.018  2009  Each school district and private school shall develop safety procedures for their district to respond to medical emergencies.
TX Edu Code § 38.018  2009  Outlines the responsibilities of a school that is acquiring an AED.
HB 392
2009 Requires that an AED be placed in nursing homes and related institutions.
TX Edu Code § 22.902  2007  A school district shall annually make available to district employees and volunteers instruction in the principles and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, as defined by Section 779.001, Health and Safety Code.
TX Edu Code § 38.017  2007  Outlines AED requirements for schools.
SB 82 2007
Requires CPR certification in public schools for a coach, trainer, or sponsor for an extracurricular athletic activity, a physician who is employed by a school or school district or who volunteers to assist with an extracurricular athletic activity, and a director responsible for a school marching band.
SB 7 2007 Requires CPR instruction at certain school campuses and athletic events, and the creation of a cardiovascular screening pilot program.
HB 2117 2007
Revises immunity protection to include a person using an automated external defibrillator and a volunteer first responder.
HB 92 2007
Requires that a licensed practitioner provide a prescription for purchase of an AED.
HB 4 2003 Revises immunity protection.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.007  1999  Outlines the responsibilities of a person acquiring and AED.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.006  1999  Outlines the responsibilities of a physician who authorizes the acquisition of an automated external defibrillator.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.005  1999  When a person or entity acquires an automated external defibrillator, the person or entity shall notify the local emergency medical services provider of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.004  1999  A person or entity that provides emergency care to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator shall promptly notify the local emergency medical services provider.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.003  1999  A person or entity that owns or leases an automated external defibrillator shall maintain and test the automated external defibrillator according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.002  1999  Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.001  1999  Defines Automated External Defibrillator.
HB 580 1999
Establishes immunity protection and AED placement requirements.


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