Maryland State Laws


Summary:

Owners of an AED are required to have a Medical Director licensed by the State of Maryland to oversee the program and include; protocols, registration with MIEMSS, routine maintenance and testing, CPR/AED training for expected users and High School Students for Good Samaritan protection. Schools, Pools and Dental offices should have AEDs.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X Each authorized facility shall have medical direction through either: (1) A sponsoring physician; or (2) The regional council AED committee for the region in which the facility is located. B. A sponsoring physician shall meet the following qualifications: (1) Be licensed to practice medicine in Maryland
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check § 13-517(j) (a) In general. — A person described in subsection (b) of this section is not civilly liable for any act or omission in giving any assistance or medical care, if: (1) The act or omission is not one of gross negligence; (2) The assistance or medical care is provided without fee or other compensation; and (3) The assistance or medical care is provided: (i) At the scene of an emergency; (ii) In transit to a medical facility; or (iii) Through communications with personnel providing emergency assistance. (b) Applicability. — Subsection (a) of this section applies to the following: (1) An individual who is licensed by this State to provide medical care; (2) A member of any State, county, municipal, or volunteer fire department, ambulance and rescue squad, or law enforcement agency, the National Ski Patrol System, or a corporate fire department responding to a call outside of its corporate premises, if the member: (i) Has completed an American Red Cross course in advanced first aid and has a current card showing that status; (ii) Has completed an equivalent of an American Red Cross course in advanced first aid, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene; or (iii) Is certified or licensed by this State as an emergency medical services provider; (3) A volunteer fire department or ambulance and rescue squad whose members have immunity; and (4) A corporation when its fire department personnel are immune under paragraph (2) of this subsection.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried X
State Specific Medical Direction required Check 30.06.03.02 Each authorized facility shall have medical direction through either: (1) A sponsoring physician; or (2) The regional council AED committee for the region in which the facility is located. B. A sponsoring physician shall meet the following qualifications: (1) Be licensed to practice medicine in Maryland
AED routinely maintained and/or tested Check 30.06.02.01(F), 30.02.03(B) Maintain each AED and all related equipment and supplies in accordance with the standards established by the device manufacturer and the federal Food and Drug Administration.
Training required for expected users Check 30.06.02.01(A)(1) Each individual who is expected to operate an AED for a registered facility shall: A. Either: (1) Have successfully completed: (a) An AED training course, incorporating CPR training, provided by an approved AED trainingprogram; (b) An AED training course provided by an approved AED training program, and CPR training before enrollment in the AED training course; or (c) An AED and CPR training program in another state which authorizes the individual to provide AED in another state; or (2) Be certified or licensed in Maryland as an emergency medical services provider other than an emergency medical dispatcher; B. Either: (1) Receive refresher training consistent with the requirements of an approved AED training program; or (2) Maintain current certification or licensure in Maryland as an emergency medical services provider other than an emergency medical dispatcher; and C. Receive refresher CPR training every 2 years unless included in the refresher AED training course or emergency medical services provider continuing education; and D. Participate in scenario-based practice drills every 12 months at a minimum unless receiving AED refresher training consistent with the requirements of an approved AED training program annually.
Response Plan or Protocols Check 13-517(e)(2) (1) Comply with the written protocol approved by the EMS Board for the use of an AED which includes notification of the emergency medical services system through the use of the 911 universal emergency access number as soon as possible on the use of an AED;
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency X
Notification to local EMS agency X
Registration or notification with State or other agency Check 30.06.02.01(E) To be eligible for registration, or renewal of registration, to operate an AED under this subtitle, a registered facility shall: E. Submit data or other information concerning the AED program which may be periodically requested by MIEMSS.
Provide Post Use data to EMS Check 30.06.02.03(C) C. Submit: (1) A report for each incident of suspected cardiac arrest at the facility on the Maryland Facility AED Report Form for Cardiac Arrests, including, when available, any event (code) summary, recording, or tape created by the AED to MIEMSS, and be available for follow up as necessary.
Facilities required to have AEDs Check Schools § 7-425; 13A.05.10.03, County or Municipality owned pools § 1-1310, Dentists who offer sedation 44.12.11, Outdoor Music Festival 10.16.05.06(D)(2), Freestanding Health Care Facilities 19-3A-02, Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Contest 09.14.17.02 *Middle and High Schools *Dentists who use anesthesia and sedation *Swimming Pools owned/operated by county/municipality *Harford County-public and semipublic pool *Outdoor Music Festival *Freestanding Health Care Facilities *Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Contest
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