Maine State Laws


Summary:

Maine has no state requirements for AED ownership but still does provide Good Samaritan protection when properly maintained and used.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 2150-C(6) Immunity. The following persons and entities are immune from civil liability for damages relating to the use, possession or purchase of an AED and arising out of acts or omissions relating to preparing for and responding to suspected sudden cardiac arrest emergencies absent gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct: A. Any person or entity that acquires an AED; B. Any person or entity that owns, manages or is otherwise responsible for the premises on which an AED is located; C. Any person who retrieves an AED in response to a perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergency; D. Any person who uses, attempts to use or fails to use an AED in response to a perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergency; E. Any physician or other authorized person who issues a prescription for the purchase of an AED; F. Any person or entity that is involved with the design, management or operation of an AED program; and G. Any person or entity that provides instruction in the use of an AED.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried X
State Specific Medical Direction required X
AED routinely maintained and/or tested X
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 CMR 02-313-014 Dentist Offices using Sedation/Anesthesia: (2) A dentist or operating dentist whose practice includes the administration of moderate sedation must provide the following equipment, which is required to be functional at all times... An external defibrillator - manual or automatic. (3) A dentist or operating dentist whose practice includes the administration of deep sedation and/or general anesthesia must provide the following and equipment, which is required to be functional at all times: ...iv. An external defibrillator - manual or automatic.
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