California State Laws


Summary:

AED owners are required to Notify EMS of location, maintain and test their device according to manufacturer's guidelines and notify the local agency if the AED is used. 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 Dental Sedation Assistant Permit Courses; Health Studios; New Building Construction or modified, renovated or tenant improved; AEDs at public swimming pools; Interscholastic athletic programs; Commuter Rail Trains.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check CA Civil Code: 1714.2 AED operator who has completed a basic CPR course which complies with the standards adopted by the AHA or ARC and who, in good faith, renders emergency CPR during an emergency, any person who, in good faith and not for compensation, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an AED at the scene of an emergency.
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 CA Health & Safety Code: 1797.196(C-E) AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines and instructions. AED tested at least biannually and after each use. Detailed FULL Inspection required every 90 days (30 days for Health Studios or Every use). Records of the maintenance and testing required are maintained.
Training required for expected users Check CA Health & Safety Code: 104113 Graduating HS students compression only CPR training. All employees of health studio receive training within 30 days of hire date. When an AED is placed in a building, the building owner shall notify the tenants of AED location(s) and provide contact information to tenants if they want to voluntarily take AED or CPR training once a year and offer a demonstration to at least one person in building. Provide as least one trained responder for every AED up to the first five, and one additional employee shall be trained for each additional five AEDs, available to respond during normal operating hours. Affected public entity to provide training for employees on AED use.
Response Plan or Protocols Check CA Health & Safety Code: 104113; CA Ed. Code: 35179.4 Health Studios, Interscholastic Athletics.
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency X
Notification to local EMS agency Check CA Health & Safety Code: 1797.196(B) Notify local EMS agency of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired.
Registration or notification with State or other agency X
Provide Post Use data to EMS Check 87861(b)(1)(c), 81061(b)(1)(c), 22, § 82061(a)(1)(c), 87211(a)(1)(c) Residential Care Facilities, Rehab. Facilities, Adult Day Programs, Adult Day Programs shall provide a written report to the licensing agency for the use of an automated external defibrillator.
Facilities required to have AEDs Check CA Health & Safety Code: 104113, 19300, CA Ed Code: 35179.6, CA Pub Utilities Code: 99175, 1043.3, 15-1412, 22-79769, 79735, 5.4-8345, 116045 Health Studios, New/Renovated Buildings, Interscholastic Athletics Programs, Commuter Rail System, Dentist administering Sedation, Juvinile Facilities, Correctional Treatment Centers, Outpatient Surgical Care, State Buildings, Swimming Pools
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