New Mexico State AED Law

New Mexico State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianA person who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure
that a physician medical director oversees all aspects of the automated
external defibrillator program, including training, emergency medical
services coordination, protocol approval, automated external
defibrillator deployment strategies and other program requirements, and
that the physician medical director provides overall quality assurance
and reviews each case in which the automated external defibrillator is
used by the program.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingTrained targeted responder should receive appropriate training in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an automated external
defibrillator by a nationally recognized course in cardiopulmonary
response and automated external defibrillator use approved by the
department or other training programs authorized by the department.
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationThe AED must be registered with the Department of Health. The local
emergency medical services and local 911 agencies must be notified of
the AED program.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramThe defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines
 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseAny person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in
cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must
activate the emergency medical system as soon as possible, and reports
any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator physician
medical director.


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NM Stat § 24-10C-7 – 2011

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

 Laws / Legislation
NM Stat § 24-10C-62011Nothing in the Cardiac Arrest Response Act precludes a physician or a physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or certified nurse-midwife working within that person’s scope of practice from prescribing an automated external defibrillator to a patient for use by the patient’s caregiver on an individual patient, and the use does not require the individual to function in an approved program.
NM Stat § 24-10C-52011A person may acquire an automated external defibrillator if the person has met all the requirements of Section 24-10C-4 NMSA 1978. Nothing in this section limits the right of a person to practice a health profession that the person is otherwise authorized to practice in accordance with the laws of New Mexico.
NM Stat § 24-10C-42011Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
NM Stat § 24-10C-32011Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Automated External Defibrillator Program, Defibrillation, Department, Good Samaritan, Person, and Trained Targeted Responder.
NM Stat § 24-10C-22011Provides American Heart Association statistics concerning Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
HB 3092010This bill sets forth athletic trainer licensing requirements and
requirements for renewal of their licenses, which may require proof of
certification in the use of automated external defibrillators.
HJM 512009Requests the funds for emergency medical services from the department of health to be expanded to include AED training and placement under the Cardiac Arrest Response Act.
HB 6392007Updates Good Samaritan Protection.
NM Stat § 22-13-1.12006Outlines graduation requirements for students entering the eighth grade in the 2012-2013 school year.
NM Stat § 22-13-12006Outline what all health education classes must include.
NM Code of Reg § the guidelines for establishment of an AED program.
NM Code of Reg § Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.
NM Code of Reg § responsibilities of: AED Program Director, Physician Medical Director, and Trained Targeted Responders. Also outlines a comprehensive plan for registration, fee scheduling, and maintaining of AEDs.
NM Code of Reg § the The primary reason for establishing an AED Program.
 NM Code of Reg § Act, Advanced Life Support (ALS),  AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), Bureua, Defibrillation, Department, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Medical Direction, Physician, Protocols, Provider, Semi-Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and Trained Targeted Responder.
NM Code of Reg § the purpose of regulations for the New Mexico Cardiac Arrest Targeted Response Program.
NM Code of Reg § the authority figures that must be made known of purchased AEDs.
NM Code of Reg § regulations are applicable to all persons or entities operating an AED Program within the State of New Mexico. The regulations also apply to all AED training organizations, trainers, Trained Targeted Responders, and Physician Medical Directors affiliated with an AED Program.
HB 3751999Provides certain requirements for entities establishing a defibrillation program and establishes Good Samaritan protection.




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