Rhode Island State AED Law

Rhode Island State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianMust have physician approval of the AED purchase.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingAED user must be trained in the use of an AED in accordance with
standards promulgated by either the American Heart Association or the
American Red Cross.
 EMS NotificationNo Current Legislation
 Maintenance ProgramNo Current Legislation
 Notification of UseNo Current Legislation

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RI Gen Laws § 9-1-34 – 2012

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

 Laws / Legislation
RI Gen Laws § 23-6.5-22017Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
RI Gen Laws § 23-6.2-22016Outlines requirements of the Rhode Island municipal police academy, regarding AED distribution among every city in Rhode Island.
RI Gen Laws § 16-22-15 2013The department of elementary and secondary education shall develop and prescribe a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course for public school students in the state. The course shall be established in accordance with the requirements and criteria obtained from the Red Cross and/or the American Heart Association and the director of the department of health.
RI Gen Laws § 5-50-12 2013Outlines AED requirements for health clubs.
Statute 9-1-341999Provides for Good Samaritan protection.
SB 22391998Provides defibrillators for every city and town in the state.




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