South Carolina State AED Law

South Carolina State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianMust employ or obtain a health care professional to serve as AED liaison.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingA person or entity that acquires an AED shall require its designated AED
users to have current training in CPR and AED use by the American Heart
Association, American Red Cross, or National Safety Council.
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationAny person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator
shall notify an agent of the emergency communications or vehicle
dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated
external defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramMust maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer’s
operational guidelines and keep written records of maintenance and
testing. Must have in place an AED program approved by its AED liaison
which includes CPR and AED training, AED protocol or guidelines, AED
deployment strategies, and an AED equipment maintenance plan;
 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseMust include in the AED protocol or guidelines that a person who renders
emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest caused by
ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia by using an AED must activate the
emergency medical services system or 911 as soon as possible. Must also
report any clinical use of the AED to the AED liaison.

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SC Code § 44-76-40 -2016

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

 Laws / Legislation
 SC Code
§ 44-76-30
2016Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
SC Code
§ 44-76-20
2016Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Health Care Professional, and Designated AED User.
SC Code
§ 59-17-155
2016Requires that school districts implement an automated external defibrillator program for each high school.
SC Code
§ 59-32-30
2016Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of statewide school districts.




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