Kentucky State Laws


Summary:

Acquirers are responsible for ensuring expected AED users receive training, maintaining the AED according to manufacturer's operational guidelines, notifying EMS of the existence and location of the AED, and establishing a physician-supervised medical oversight program to ensure compliance with training, maintenance, and EMS notification requirements. AED program medical oversight services must be provided by an in-state licensed physician. In-state medical director residency is not required. Good Samaritan protection extends to rescuers (unless personal injury results from the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of the person rendering the emergency care), AED acquirers, the person or entity responsible for the AED site, physicians who oversee the AED program, and CPR/AED trainers. Every public high school must provide CPR/AED training to students as part of the health course or the physical education course that is required for high school graduation. Dentists must have an AED to qualify for an Anesthesia and Sedation Facility Certificate. Every public high school shall provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to students as part of the health course or the physical education course that is required for high school graduation or the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps course that meets the physical education requirement.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X There is medical oversight of the AED program by a physician licensed in Kentucky to ensure compliance with requirements for training, maintenance, notification, and communication with the local emergency medical services system. The physician providing oversight shall also work with the AED site to establish protocols for AED deployment and conduct a review of each use of an AED.
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 311.668 Kentucky AED Statute Kentucky Revised Statutes - 311.668. Immunity from civil liability for user of automated external defibrillator - Exemption from KRS 311.667 for Good Samaritan. (1) Any person or entity who, in good faith and without compensation, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an AED shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of the 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, reasonable prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances. (2) The immunity from civil liability for any personal injury under subsection (1) of this section includes the licensed physician who is involved with AED site placement, the person or entity who provides the CPR and AED site placement, the person or entity who provides the CPR and AED training, and the person or entity responsible for the site where the AED is located.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried X
State Specific Medical Direction required Check 311.667(1)(c) There is medical oversight of the AED program by a physician licensed in Kentucky to ensure compliance with requirements for training, maintenance, notification, and communication with the local emergency medical services system. The physician providing oversight shall also work with the AED site to establish protocols for AED deployment and conduct a review of each use of an AED.
AED routinely maintained and/or tested Check 311.667(1)(b) The AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
Training required for expected users Check 311.667(1)(a) Expected AED users receive American Heart Association or American Red Cross training in CPR and AED use, or an equivalent nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use
Response Plan or Protocols Check 311.667(1)(c) he physician providing oversight shall also work with the AED site to establish protocols for AED deployment and conduct a review of each use of an AED.
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency Check 311.667(2) Any person or entity who acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the local emergency medical services system and the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired.
Notification to local EMS agency Check 311.667(2) Any person or entity who acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the local emergency medical services system and the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired.
Registration or notification with State or other agency X
Provide Post Use data to EMS X
Facilities required to have AEDs Check 201 Ky. Admin. Regs. 8:550,810 Ky. Admin Regs. 1:026 Dentists who offer Anesthesia or sedation: Section 14. Dental Office Facility Inspection Criteria. (1) To qualify for an Anesthesia and Sedation Facility Certificate, the facility shall pass an evaluation of facility equipment, medications, and clinical records. . . . (b) The following shall be provided by the facility or by an individual listed in Section 22 of this administrative regulation: . . . 6. Defibrillator or automated external defibrillator (AED) for moderate and Deep Sedation or General Anesthesia permits. Racing Associations: Section 16. (3) A paramedic provided pursuant to subsection (2) of this section shall be equipped with: (a) Heart monitor and defibrillator;
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