Virginia State AED Law

Virginia State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianA licensed physician shall supervise the defibrillation program, including personnel training, local emergency medical services coordination, protocol approval, automated external defibrillator deployment strategies, and an equipment maintenance plan and records.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingAll operators of the automated external defibrillator shall be required to receive and successfully complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of automated external defibrillators in a course which has been approved by the Board of Health.
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationMust register AED with the Board of Health.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramThe defibrillator shall be maintained and tested in compliance with the manufacturer’s operational guidelines and any Board regulations and written records of such maintenance and testing shall be kept.
 Notification of UseNo Current Legislation

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VA Code § 8.01-225 – 2007

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

 Laws / Legislation
VA Code § 59.1-296.2:22020An Act to amend and reenact § 59.1-296 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 59.1-296.2:2, relating to Virginia Health Club Act; automated external
defibrillators required in health clubs.
 VA Code § 22.1-253.13:42016Beginning with first-time ninth grade students in the 2016-2017 school year, requirements for the standard and advanced diplomas shall include a requirement to be trained in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of AEDs, including hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
VA Code 6 § VAC 15‐40‐405 2011There shall be a minimum of one AED unit available in penitentiary facilities. All security staff shall receive training in the operation of the unit. This requirement provides for enhanced First Aid during a crisis medical situation
VA Admin Code
§ 60-20-110
2005Outlines AED requirements for dental offices





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