Utah State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Physician approval of an AED purchase required.|
||A person who owns or leases an AED shall encourage each person who is likely to use the AED to complete courses on the administration of CPR and the use of an AED.|
|EMS Notification||A commercial owner of a fully automated external defibrillator shall register the ownership and precise location of the defibrillator with the department within 30 days of acquisition of the defibrillator.|
||No Current Legislation
||Notification of Use
||No Current Legislation
| Good Samaritan Protection
UT Code § 26-8b-202- 2009
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
|UT Code § 26-8a-601||2017||Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.
|UT Code § 26-8b-102||2015||Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Bureau, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Emergency Medical Dispatch Center, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest.|
||2014||Allows the director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to distribute funds to elementary schools for AEDs.|
|UT Code § 26-8b-402||2013||Any AED used solely for demonstration or training purposes, which is not operational for emergency use is, except for the provisions of this section, exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
The owner of an AED shall clearly mark on the exterior of the AED that the AED is for demonstration or training use only.
|UT Code § 26-8b-303||2013||Outlines the responsibilities of an emergency medical dispatch center.|
|UT Code § 26-8b-301||2013||Outlines the training requirements for expected users.|
|UT Code § 26-8b-501||2013||A person is guilty of a class C misdemeanor if the person removes, tampers with, or otherwise disturbs an AED, AED cabinet or enclosure, or AED sign.|
||Utah Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Act – provides immunity protection and establishes requirements for AED placement.|
|UT Code § 26-8b-201||2009||Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users in CPR and AED use.|
|UT Code § 26-8b-302||2009||A person in the business of selling or leasing an AED shall, at the time the person provides, sells, or leases an AED to another person, notify the other person, in writing, of the reporting requirements described in Section 26-8b-301.
|UT Code § 26-8b-401||2009||Outlines the responsibilities of the bureau and someone who owns or leases an AED.|
|SB 95||2003||Establishes a statewide database for the collection and distribution of information regarding the location of commercially owned fully automated external defibrillators.|
||Expands the training programs recognized by the state for fully automated external defibrillators; and extends immunity to health care providers who provide instructions on the use of fully automated external defibrillators.|
||Expands Good Samaritan Act.|
|HB 98||1998||Allows trained responders without a license to administer CPR and use an AED.|
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