California State AED Law

California State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
 PhysicianNo current legislation
 CPR/AED TrainingNo current legislation
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationAny person or entity that supplies an AED shall notify an agent of the
local EMS agency of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramThe AED must be maintained and regularly tested according to the
operation and maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer, the
American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross, and according to
any applicable rules and regulations set forth by the governmental
authority under the federal Food and Drug Administration and any other
applicable state and federal authority. The AED must be checked for
readiness after each use and at least once every 30 days if the AED has
not been used in the preceding 30 days. Records of these checks shall be
maintained.There must be a written plan that describes the procedures to be
followed in the event of an emergency that may involve the use of an
AED. The written plan shall include, but not be limited to, immediate
notification of 911 and trained office personnel at the start of AED

Building owners must ensure that tenants annually receive a brochure,
approved as to content and style by the American Heart Association or
American Red Cross, which describes the proper use of an AED, and also
ensure that similar information is posted next to any installed AED.

No less than once a year, building owners will notify their tenants as to the location of AED units in the building.

 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseAny person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in sudden
cardiac arrest by using an AED must activate the emergency medical
services system as soon as possible, and report any use of the AED to
the licensed physician and to the local EMS agency.

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CA Health and Safety Code  § 1797.196 – 2006

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

 Laws / Legislation
CA SB 13972018 Outlines AED requirements for buildings constructed on or after January 1, 2017
 CA SB 5022018 Outlines AED requirements for commuter rail systems.
CA AB 20092018

Requires CA schools to:

  1. Ensure there is a written emergency action plan
  2. Acquire an AED for each school within a school district before July 1, 2019
  3. Encourage that AEDs be available for emergency care
  4. Ensure that an AED is available to athletic trainers and coaches
  5. Ensure that AEDs are maintained and tested regularly
 CA AB 17662018 Requires public swimming pools to have an AED.
CA Ed Code § 51225.6 2016Outlines AED requirements for schools.
CA Ed Code § 49417 2015Outlines fund receiving policies for schools with the intent on acquiring and maintaining an AED.
CA Health and Safety Code
§ 19300  
2015Outlines the occupancy structures that are required to have an AED on the premises.
16 CCR § 1070.8 2011Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.
CA Health and Safety Code
§ 104113
2007Outlines AED requirements for health studios.
 CA Civil Code § 1714.22006Grants Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users.
CA Civil Code § 1714.212006Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.




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