Alaska State Laws


Summary:

Alaska has removed the state requirements for AED ownership but still does provide Good Samaritan protection when properly maintained and used.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check Sec. 09.65.087 (a) A person who uses or attempts to use an automated external defibrillator device on a victim of a perceived medical emergency is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of the device. This subsection does not apply to civil damages resulting from a failure to notify the appropriate emergency medical services agency. (b) A person who acquires or provides an automated external defibrillator device for use on a victim of a perceived medical emergency is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of the device. This subsection does not apply to civil damages resulting from gross negligence. (c) The immunity provided by (b) of this section does not apply to a manufacturer of an automated external defibrillator.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried X
State Specific Medical Direction required X
AED routinely maintained and/or tested X
Training required for expected users Check 52.992, 85.050 Before a pharmacist may independently administer a human vaccine or related emergency medication to a patient who does not have immunization contraindications as listed by the CDC, FDA, or manufacturer's package insert, or to a patient under a prescription drug order from a prescriber, the pharmacist must maintain certification and keep documentation in adult and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training. The basic police officer academy must include the following topics of instruction ... cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic first aid, and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Response Plan or Protocols X
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency X
Notification to local EMS agency X
Registration or notification with State or other agency X
Provide Post Use data to EMS X
Facilities required to have AEDs Check Dental facilities 12 AAC 28.060, Extended Stay Clinic 12.485 Dental facilities administering Deep Sedation, General Anesthesia, Moderate Sedation, and Minimal Sedation. Extended Stay Clinic.
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