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Utah State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
Physician approval of an AED purchase required.
CPR/AED Training
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.
AED-Check.jpg  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.

Maintenance Program
No Current Legislation
Notification of Use
No Current Legislation


 Good Samaritan Protection
Property Owner
Physician Trainer

UT Code § 26-8b-202- 2009

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


 Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
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.
SB 192
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. 
HB 31 2009
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.
SB 86 2000
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.
HB 50 1999
Expands Good Samaritan Act.
HB 98 1998 Allows trained responders without a license to administer CPR and use an AED.

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