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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.
CPR/AED Training
Expected defibrillator users must receive reasonable instruction in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a course approved by the department of health.
AED-Check.jpg  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.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program
The defibrillator must be maintained and tested by the acquirer according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
 AED-Check.jpg 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
Property Owner
Physician Trainer

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
Date Summary
HB 1556
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.
HB 1756 2005
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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