| Summary of Requirements|
|Physician||Each AED provider should contract with an AED medical director, who|
shall be responsible for ensuring that the AED agency complies with AED
maintenance, AED provider training and notice requirements.
|CPR/AED Training||An AED provider is a person who has successfully complete a course in|
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an AED that meets or
exceeds the standards established by the American Heart Association or
the American National Red Cross and whose evidence of successful course
completion has not expired.
|EMS Notification||Prior to implementation of its public access defibrillation program, the|
AED provider should notify the local police and the emergency medical
services provider of the number, type and location of the AED in its
|Maintenance Program||The defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.|
|Notification of Use||Each AED provider, in each instance of responding to a request for|
emergency care or treatment, should contact the police or emergency
medical services in the city or town in which they are located and
provide a report to its AED medical director.
fulfilling your requirements?
| Good Samaritan Protection|
|No Current Legislation||No Current Legislation||No Current Legislation||No Current Legislation|
MA Gen Laws 112 § 12V 1/2 – 2017
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
| Laws / Legislation|
|MA Gen Laws 112 § 12V||2017||Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.|
|MA Gen Laws 93 § 78A||2017||Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.|
|MA Gen Laws 93 § 86||2017||Absent a showing of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct, no cause of action against a health club or its employees may arise in connection with the use or non-use of a defibrillator.|
|MA Gen Laws 69 § 8A.||2017||Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for the schools that acquire an AED.|
|MA Gen Laws 71 § 54C.||2017||Outlines AED requirements for schools.|
|MA Code of Reg § 150.002||2014||Outlines AED requirements for nursing facilities.|
|MA Code of Reg 234 § 6.15||2010||Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.|
|SB 217||2009||A bill requiring that all coaches have current certification in CPR and|
AED use from the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or
other nationally recognized organization.
|SB 2681||2006||Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.|
|Chapter 142||1999||Expands on Good Samaritan protection.|
|Chapter 137||1998||Establishes immunity for CPR and use of an AED.|
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