Texas State AED Law

Texas State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianA licensed physician must be involved in the training program and placement to ensure compliance.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingEach user of the automated external defibrillator must receive training
given or approved by the Texas Department of Health in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and use of the automated external defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationWhen a person or entity acquires an automated external defibrillator,
the person or entity shall notify the local emergency medical services
provider of the existence, location, and type of automated external
defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramA person or entity that owns or leases an automated external
defibrillator shall maintain and test the automated external
defibrillator according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseA person or entity that provides emergency care to a person in cardiac
arrest by using an automated external defibrillator shall promptly
notify the local emergency medical services provider.

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TX Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 74.151 – 2013

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

 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
DateSummary
 SB 1992021Addresses the liability exemption of the physician, AED training entity, and AED owner. 
 TX Edu Code § 28.00232013The State Board of Education by rule shall require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for students in grades 7 through 12.
TX Admin Code 25 TAC § 157.412011The purpose of this rule is to establish minimum standards and requirements for training of lay responders using automated external defibrillators.
TX Health & Safety Code § 242.159 2011Outlines AED requirements for nursing homes.
TX Edu Code § 38.0182009Each school district and private school shall develop safety procedures for their district to respond to medical emergencies.
TX Edu Code § 38.0182009Outlines the responsibilities of a school that is acquiring an AED.
HB 3922009Requires that an AED be placed in nursing homes and related institutions.
TX Edu Code § 22.9022007A school district shall annually make available to district employees and volunteers instruction in the principles and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, as defined by Section 779.001, Health and Safety Code.
TX Edu Code § 38.017 2007Outlines AED requirements for schools.
SB 822007Requires CPR certification in public schools for a coach, trainer, or
sponsor for an extracurricular athletic activity, a physician who is
employed by a school or school district or who volunteers to assist with
an extracurricular athletic activity, and a director responsible for a
school marching band.
SB 7 2007Requires CPR instruction at certain school campuses and athletic events,
and the creation of a cardiovascular screening pilot program.
HB 21172007Revises immunity protection to include a person using an automated external defibrillator and a volunteer first responder.
HB 922007Requires that a licensed practitioner provide a prescription for purchase of an AED.
HB 42003Revises immunity protection.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.0071999Outlines the responsibilities of a person acquiring and AED.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.0061999Outlines the responsibilities of a physician who authorizes the acquisition of an automated external defibrillator.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.0051999When a person or entity acquires an automated external defibrillator, the person or entity shall notify the local emergency medical services provider of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.004 1999A person or entity that provides emergency care to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator shall promptly notify the local emergency medical services provider.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.0031999A person or entity that owns or leases an automated external defibrillator shall maintain and test the automated external defibrillator according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.0021999Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
TX Health & Safety Code § 779.0011999Defines Automated External Defibrillator.
HB 5801999Establishes immunity protection and AED placement requirements.
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