Washington State AED Law
| Summary of Requirements
||Upon acquiring a defibrillator, medical direction must be enlisted by the acquirer from a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.|
||Expected defibrillator users must receive reasonable instruction in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a course approved by the department of health.|
|EMS Notification||The person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall notify the local emergency medical services organization about the existence and the location of the defibrillator.|
||The defibrillator must be maintained and tested by the acquirer according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.|
|Notification of Use
The defibrillator user shall call 911 or its local equivalent as soon as
possible after the emergency use of the defibrillator and shall assure
that appropriate follow-up data is made available as requested by
emergency medical service or other health care providers.
| Good Samaritan Protection
WA Rev Code RCW 4.24.300 - 2014
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation
||Provides guidelines for AED programs in high schools|
|WA Rev Code § 28A.230.179||2013||Each school district that operates a high school must offer instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to students as provided in this section. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation must be included in at least one health class necessary for graduation.|
|WA Rev Code § 28A.300.471||2013||Outlines the responsibilities of the office of the superintendent of public instruction.|
|WA Admin Code § WAC 246-817-722||2009||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
||A bill addressing the arrival of first responders with automatic external defibrillator capability.|
|WA Rev Code § RCW 70.54.310||1998||Outlines the responsibilities of a person who acquires an AED.|
|HB 2998||1998||Provides immunity protection and establishes requirements for automated external defibrillators.|
|WA Admin Code § 246-817-770||1995||Outlines AED requirements for offices in which general anesthesia (including deep sedation) is administered.
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