Maryland State AED Law

Maryland State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianMust have a sponsoring physician.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingEach individual who operates an automated external defibrillator must
successfully complete an educational training course and refresher
training as required by the EMS Board.
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationA facility must be registered with the closest jurisdictional emergency medical services operational program.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramThe defibrillator must be maintained, operated, and tested according to
the manufacturer’s guidelines. Must have written records of the
maintenance and tested of each automated external defibrillator as
required by the EMS Board.
 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseNotification of the emergency medical services through the use of the
911 universal emergency access number as soon as possible is required on
the use of an automated external defibrillator. Must also notify the
closest jurisdictional emergency medical services operational program.

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 Good Samaritan Protection
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MD Code § 13-517 – 2017

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

 Laws / Legislation
MD Code of Reg § Automated External Defibrillator, Event Summary, Expected Operator, Facility, Operate, Public Safety Answering Point, Registered Facility, Response, and Site.
MD Cts and Jud Pro Code § 5-608  2016 Grants Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users.
SB 503/HB 13662014(Breanna’s Law) Requiring a public school student to complete, as part of the health or physical education curriculum, instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2015-2016 school year; requiring each county board of education to provide specified instruction in every public school that enrolls students in any of the grades 9 through 12, beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.
SB 3082014(Montgomery County) Requires law enforcement agency’s vehicle used for patrol by a law enforcement officer who is a first responder and trained in the operation and use of an AED to be equipped with an AED.
MD Code § 1-13102014Outlines AED requirements for swimming pools.
HB 12482014Requires owners and operators of certain swimming pools to develop and implement a certain AED program that meets certain requirements including maintenance, inspections, and training.
HB 8122014Extends the requirement of AEDs required in high schools to include middle schools.
 MD Cts & Jud Pro Code § 5-6032013Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.
MD Code § 7-4252011Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for each county board that develops and implements an AED program.
SB 579 & HB 11342008Altering the circumstances under which an individual is immune from
civil liability for providing automated external defibrillation; and
providing that immunity from liability is not available to individuals
for specified conduct that is grossly negligent, willful or wanton
misconduct, or intentionally tortious conduct.
SB 5702008Renaming the Automated External Defibrillator Program to be the Public
Access Automated External Defibrillator Program; repealing the authority
of the State Emergency Medical Services Board to set and require fees
for the issuance and renewal of certificates under the program;
authorizing the Board to approve educational and training programs that
include training in automated external defibrillation; etc.
SB 3302008An Act requiring that each county or municipality owned swimming pool
develop and implement an AED program and that an individual trained on
its use be present during business hours.
SB 7422007An Act requiring a study for whether automated external defibrillators
should be provided on-site at swimming pools in the State.
 HB 2112006An Act requiring health clubs to have AEDs on the premises.
HB 12002006Requires every school in the state to have an AED on the premises and at all school-sponsored athletic events.




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