Idaho State Laws


Summary:

Owners of an AED are required to notify EMS, routinely maintain and test the device. CPR/AED training for expected users during hours of operation, as well as AED use reporting for Good Samaritan protection. Dental offices should have AEDs.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 5-337(3)(a) (3)(a) Any person who reasonably renders emergency care using a defibrillator, without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, at the scene of an accident or emergency to a victim of the accident or emergency shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from the person’s acts or omissions. (b) No cause of action shall be maintained against a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse, or against an emergency medical technician, fireman, peace officer, ambulance attendant or other person trained to use a defibrillator, or against a person or entity who acquires or maintains a defibrillator which arises from the reasonable use of a defibrillator in an emergency setting and no cause of action shall be maintained against a physician who wrote a prescription for the 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 5-337(2)(a)(ii) Any person who in good faith, without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, attempts to resuscitate a person in immediate danger of loss of life when administering any automated external defibrillator, regardless of where the automated external defibrillator that is used is located, shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or omission except as may result from the person’s gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions. Any person, including an employer, who provides for an automated external defibrillator or an automated external defibrillator training program shall not be vicariously liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or omission of the persons or employees who, in good faith and without remuneration or the expectation of remuneration, attempt to resuscitate a person in immediate danger of loss of life by administering an automated external defibrillator, except as may result from a person’s or employer’s gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions. (f) Any physician or physician assistant who administers an automated external defibrillator program without remuneration or expectation of remuneration shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or omission involving the use of an automated external defibrillator, except as may result from the physician’s or physician assistant’s gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions.
Training required for expected users Check 5-337(2)(a)(i) Expected defibrillator users receive training in its use and care equivalent to the CPR and AED training of the AHA, the ARC or similar entities.
Response Plan or Protocols X
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency Check 5-337(2)(b) Any person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall notify an agent of the emergency communications system or emergency vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of defibrillator.
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 19.01.01.060, 19.01.01.061 Dentist who administer Moderate/deep Sedation 19.01.01.060
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