Iowa State AED Law

Iowa State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
 PhysicianNo Current Legislation
 CPR/AED TrainingNo Current Legislation
 EMS NotificationTo be eligible for an automated external defibrillator program
grant, a local board of health, community organization or city shall notify local EMS service programs of the intent to establish an early defibrillation program.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramThe person or entity maintaining the AED shall ensure that the AED is maintained and inspected in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.Maintain records of all maintenance and inspections of the AED for the usable life of the device.Ensure that the AED is programmed to conform to nationally accepted guidelines for
treatment of cardiac arrest patients.
 Notification of UseNo current legislation.

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IA Code § 613.17 – 2011

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

 Laws / Legislation
 IA Admin Code § 491-5.4(99D,99F)2017 Requires licensed racing and gaming facilities to have an AED.
SB 443 2010Requires automated external defibrillators in all physical exercise clubs and clinical exercise centers.
IA Admin Code § 641–143.12(135) 2009Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
IA Admin Code § 641–143.11(135)2009“Automated external defibrillator” or “AED” means an external semiautomatic device that determines whether defibrillation is required.
IA Admin Code § 641–143.10 (135)2009These rules establish standards for the maintenance of AEDs for a person or entity that owns, manages or is otherwise responsible for the premises on which an AED is located if the person or entity maintains the AED in accordance with Iowa Code section 613.17 as amended by 2008 Iowa Acts, Senate File 505.
 IA Code § 147A.152006Any person who damages, wrongfully takes or withholds, or removes any component of AED equipment located in a public or privately owned location, including batteries installed to operate the equipment, is guilty of a serious misdemeanor.


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