New Jersey State AED Law

New Jersey State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianMust have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure compliance.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingA person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator
shall ensure that any person, prior to using that defibrillator, has
successfully completed and holds a current certification from the
American Red Cross, American Heart Association or other training program
recognized by the Department of Health and Senior Services in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of a defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationA person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator
shall notify the appropriate first aid, ambulance or rescue squad or
other appropriate emergency medical services provider that the person or
entity has acquired the defibrillator, the type acquired and its
location.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramA person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator
shall ensure that the defibrillator is maintained and tested according
to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseAny person who uses a defibrillator shall request emergency medical
assistance from the appropriate first aid, ambulance or rescue squad as
soon as practicable.

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 Good Samaritan Protection
  
RescuerPurchaserProperty OwnerPhysicianTrainer
AED-Check.jpgAED-Check.jpgNo Current LegislationAED-Check.jpg AED-Check.jpg
 
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.
 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
DateSummary
NJ Stat § 18A:40-41a2016Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a school that acquires an AED.
NJ Admin Code § 6A:16-2.1 & 6A:16-2.2 2015Outlines AED requirements for schools.
A20722014Requires public school students in grades 9 through 12 to receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator prior to graduation.
NJ Stat § 18A:40-41c 2013The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, and in accordance with the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), shall adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this act.
NJ Stat § 18A:40-41b 2013Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.
NJ Stat § 26:2H-12.26 2013Outlines AED requirements of nursing homes.
SB 8522012Revises Good Samaritan protection.
AR 842010Urges all boards of education in the State to install automated external defibrillators.
SR 752010Urges boards of education to improve staff and student preparation for medical emergencies involving sudden cardiac arrest.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-232009AED statistics provided by American Heart Association.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-242009Defines: Automated External Defibrillator.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-252009Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-262009Any person who uses a defibrillator shall request emergency medical assistance from the appropriate first aid, ambulance., or rescue squad as soon as practicable; however, a lay person who, in good faith, fails to request emergency medical assistance pursuant to this subsection shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from that failure.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-282009Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Commissioner, and State building.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-292009Outlines the responsibilities of the commissioner of health and senior services.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-302009AED statistics provided by American Heart Association.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-312009Outlines the responsibilities of health club owners.
NJ Stat § 2A:62A-33 2009Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.
SB 21462009Requires assisted living facilities to have a defibrillator on site and employees trained.
NJ Admin Code § 8:36-14.1 2007Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
SB 25672006Requires AEDs in health clubs.
AB 9082004Requires nursing homes to have a defibrillator on site and employees trained.
A 23211999Establishes requirements and immunity from civil liability for certain persons who use Defibrillators.

 

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