Louisiana State AED Law

Louisiana State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianA licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse who is
authorized to prescribe must be involved in the possessor’s program to
ensure compliance with the requirements for training, emergency medical
service (EMS) notification, and maintenance. Any clinical use of the
AED must be reported to the licensed physician or advanced practice
registered nurse involved in the possessor’s program.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingExpected AED users regularly, on the premises of a particular entity,
such as a work site, must receive appropriate training in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the
American Heart Association or by any other nationally recognized course
in CPR and AED use.
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationAny person or entity which possesses an AED shall notify the bureau of
emergency medical services in the office of public health of the
Department of Health and Hospitals and a local provider of emergency
medical services, such as 911 service, local ambulance service, or the
fire department of the acquisition, location, and type of AED.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramAny person or entity who possesses an AED shall ensure that the AED is
maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseThe emergency medical services system must be activated as soon as
possible when an individual renders emergency care to an individual in
cardiac arrest by using an AED.

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LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.4 – 2015

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

 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
DateSummary
 LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.22015Defines Automated External Defibrillator.
LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.1 2015Explains the importance of AEDs according to the American Heart Association.
HB 5422014Requires instruction relative to CPR and automated external defibrillators to be integrated into the curriculum of an existing required course of study in public high schools.
 LA Rev Stat § 40:1137.32012Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
 LA Rev Stat § 9:27932010Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.
HR 12009A resolution requesting that the Louisiana Department of Health and
Hospitals look into the possibility of requiring placement of AEDs in
schools.
SR 1642008Resolution asking the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
to study the practicality of acquiring and requiring that AEDs be placed
in every public high school.
 LA Rev Stat § 40:1236.132005Outlines AED requirements for: Fitness Facilities, Intercollegiate Athletic, Institutions, and
High Schools.

 

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