Iowa State Laws


Summary:

Owners of an AED are required to routinly maintain and test the device but Iowa does not have any other requirements for owning an AED or to receive Good Samaritian Protection. Gaming facilities are required to have an AED with trained responders.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 613.17(2) 2. The following persons or entities, while acting reasonably and in good faith, who render emergency care or assistance relating to the preparation for and response to a sudden cardiac arrest emergency, shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions arising out of the use of an automated external defibrillator, whether occurring at the place of an emergency or accident or while such persons are in transit to or from the emergency or accident or while such persons are at or being moved to or from an emergency shelter: a. A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator. b. A person or entity that owns, manages, or is otherwise responsible for the premises on which an automated external defibrillator is located if the person or entity maintains the automated external defibrillator in a condition for immediate and effective use at all times, subject to standards developed by the department of public health by rule. c. A person who retrieves an automated external defibrillator in response to a perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergency. d. A person who uses, attempts to use, or fails to use an automated external defibrillator in response to a perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergency. e. A person or entity that provides instruction in the use 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 Check 143.3(1) Maintained and inspected in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines. Maintain records of all maintenance and inspections of the AED for the usable life of the device. Ensure that the AED is programmed to conform to nationally accepted guidelines for treatment of cardiac arrest patients.
Training required for expected users X
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 Track, Gambling Structures and Gambling Boats 491 IAC 5.4(4); Dentist’s Office 650 IAC 29.3 & 29.4 Track, Gambling Structures and Gambling Boats: During all hours of operation, each licensee shall equip and maintain adequate first-aid facilities and have, at a minimum, one employee trained in CPR, first aid, and the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED). During live racing at horse racetracks and while excursion gambling boats are cruising, the licensee shall have present either a physician, a physician assistant, a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, a paramedic, or an emergency medical technician. Dentist’s Office administering deep sedation, general anesthesia, and moderate sedation shall maintain a defibrillator.
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