Alabama State Laws


Summary:

AED owners are required to maintain and test their device according to manufacturer's guidelines and notify the company they bought it from if the AED is ever sold. You must also have CPR/AED trained responders by a nationally recognized organization with a skills assessment. Good Samaritan protection is extend to the owner of the AED, as well as the location, responder, medical director and CPR/AED instructors. AEDs are required in schools and nursing homes.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check § 6-5-332 A person or entity, who in good faith and without compensation renders emergency care or treatment to a person suffering or appearing to suffer from cardiac arrest, which may include the use of an automated external defibrillator, shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of care or treatment or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment where the person acts as an ordinary prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances, except damages that may result from the gross negligence of the person rendering emergency care. This immunity shall extend to the licensed physician or medical authority who is involved in automated external defibrillator site placement, the person who provides training in CPR and the use of the automated external defibrillator, and the person or entity responsible for the site where the automated external defibrillator is located. This subsection specifically excludes from the provision of immunity any designers, manufacturers, or sellers of automated external defibrillators for any claims that may be brought against such entities based upon current Alabama law.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried X
State Specific Medical Direction required X
AED routinely maintained and/or tested Check § 6-5-332.3(b)(2) Maintained and tested according to MFG operations guidelines. Notify the distributor of the AED if any change of ownership of the AED occurs.
Training required for expected users Check § 6-5-332.3, 16-1-45(b), 420-5-4-.04(4)(C), 290-3-3-.51.01 Complete CPR course offered by nationally recognized organization that tests on psychomotor skills. Each school shall designate at least one employee that has training. Specialty care assisted living facility shall have 1 staff member on duty at all time that has AHA or ARC training. Sports Managers shall have Certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the adult and child, and automated external defibrillator (AED) for the adult and child
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 Schools § 16-1-45(b), Assisted Living Facilities 420-5-4-.04(4)(c), Specialty care assisted living facility 420-5-20.04(7)(f), End Stage Renal Disease Treatment and Transplant Centers 420-5-5-.03, Office Based Surgery Centers 540-X-10 Public K-12 Schools. Assisted living facility/specialty care assisted living facility, End Stage Renal Disease Treatment and Transplant Centers, Office Based Surgery Centers
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