Florida State AED Law

Florida State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements

Physician​No Current Legislation
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingAll persons who use an automated external defibrillator are encouraged
to obtain appropriate training, to include completion of a course
in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or successful completion of a basic
first aid course that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation training,
and demonstrated proficiency in the use of an automated external
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationAny person or entity in possession of an automated external
defibrillator is encouraged to notify register with the local emergency
medical services medical director of the existence and location of the
automated external defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramMust properly maintain and test the AED on a regularly scheduled basis.
 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseAny person who uses an automated external defibrillator shall activate
the emergency medical services system as soon as possible upon use of
the automated external defibrillator.

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 Good Samaritan Protection
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FL Stat § 768.1325 – 2011

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

 Laws / Legislation
House Bill No. 70112020Amends law requiring AEDs on the school grounds of Florida High School Athletic Association
FL Stat § 1003.4532018CPR instruction, if voluntarily provided to students beginning in grade 6 (encouraged but not mandated), must be based on a “nationally recognized program” using evidence-based guidelines.
 FL Stat § 768.13262013Outlines AED requirements for buildings owned or leased by the state.
FL Stat § 258.01652012Outlines AED requirements for state parks.
FL Stat § 429.2552012Outlines AED requirements for assisted living facilities.
FL Stat § 1006.165 2011Outlines AED requirements for public schools.
FL Stat § 401.29152011It is the intent of the Legislature that an AED may be used by any person for the purpose of saving the life of another person in cardiac arrest. In order to achieve that goal, the Legislature intends to encourage training in lifesaving first aid and set standards for and encourage the use of AEDs.
FL Admin Code § 64J-1.0232008Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
FL Admin Code § 64B5-17.015 2004As part of the minimum standard of care, every dental office location shall be required to have an AED by February 28, 2006. Any dentist practicing after February 28, 2006, without an AED on site shall be considered to be practicing below the minimum standard of care.
FL Stat § 64B5-17.0152004 Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.




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