Washington State AED Law

Washington State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpgPhysicianUpon acquiring a defibrillator, medical direction must be enlisted by
the acquirer from a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator
and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
AED-Check.jpgCPR/AED TrainingExpected defibrillator users must receive reasonable instruction in
defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a course approved
by the department of health.
AED-Check.jpgEMS NotificationThe person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall notify the local
emergency medical services organization about the existence and the
location of the defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpgMaintenance ProgramThe defibrillator must be maintained and tested by the acquirer according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
 AED-Check.jpgNotification of UseThe defibrillator user shall call 911 or its local equivalent as soon as
possible after the emergency use of the defibrillator and shall assure
that appropriate follow-up data is made available as requested by
emergency medical service or other health care providers.

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WA Rev Code RCW 4.24.300 – 2014

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

 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
DateSummary
HB 15562014Provides guidelines for AED programs in high schools
WA Rev Code § 28A.230.179 2013Each school district that operates a high school must offer instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to students as provided in this section. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation must be included in at least one health class necessary for graduation.
WA Rev Code § 28A.300.471 2013Outlines the responsibilities of the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
 WA Admin Code § WAC 246-817-7222009Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.
HB 17562005A bill addressing the arrival of first responders with automatic external defibrillator capability.
WA Rev Code § RCW 70.54.310  1998Outlines the responsibilities of a person who acquires an AED.
HB 29981998Provides immunity protection and establishes requirements for automated external defibrillators.
WA Admin Code § 246-817-770 1995Outlines AED requirements for offices in which general anesthesia (including deep sedation) is administered.

 

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