Minnesota State Laws


Minnesota only requires that owners of AEDs register their device. Good Samaritan protection applies when properly maintained and used. Dentist may be required to own an AED.

Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 604A.01 Subdivision 1. Duty to assist. A person at the scene of an emergency who knows that another person is exposed to or has suffered grave physical harm shall, to the extent that the person can do so without danger or peril to self or others, give reasonable assistance to the exposed person. Reasonable assistance may include obtaining or attempting to obtain aid from law enforcement or medical personnel. A person who violates this subdivision is guilty of a petty misdemeanor. Subd. 2. General immunity from liability. (a) A person who, without compensation or the expectation of compensation, renders emergency care, advice, or assistance at the scene of an emergency or during transit to a location where professional medical care can be rendered, is not liable for any civil damages as a result of acts or omissions by that person in rendering the emergency care, advice, or assistance, unless the person acts in a willful and wanton or reckless manner in providing the care, advice, or assistance. This subdivision does not apply to a person rendering emergency care, advice, or assistance during the course of regular employment, and receiving compensation or expecting to receive compensation for rendering the care, advice, or assistance.
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 403.51 Subd.5(3) Public access AED requirements. - A public access AED: (3) must be reasonably maintained, including replacement of dead batteries and pads/electrodes, and comply with all manufacturer’s recall and safety notices.
Training required for expected users Check 120B.236(a) Schools: (a) School districts must provide onetime cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction as part of their grade 7 to 12 curriculum for all students in that grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and later. Training and instruction provided under this section need not result in cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction must include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator training that has been developed.
Response Plan or Protocols Check 403.51Subd 10 Emergency response plans. The owner of one or more public access AEDs shall develop an emergency response plan appropriate for the nature of the facility the AED is intended to serve.
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency X
Notification to local EMS agency X
Registration or notification with State or other agency Check 403.51 Subd.2 & Subd.3(1) AED registry” means a registry of AEDs that requires a maintenance program or package, and includes, but is not limited to: the Minnesota AED Registry, the National AED Registry, iRescU, or a manufacturer-specific program. Registration. A person who purchases or obtains a public access AED shall register that device with an AED registry within 30 working days of receiving the AED. A person registering a public access AED shall provide the following information for each AED: (1) AED manufacturer, model, and serial number; (2) specific location where the AED will be kept; and (3) the title, address, and telephone number of a person in management at the business or organization where the AED is located.
Provide Post Use data to EMS X
Facilities required to have AEDs Check 3100.3600 Subp.10(B) B. Dentists who administer general anesthesia, deep sedation, or moderate sedation or who provide dental services to patients under general anesthesia, deep sedation, or moderate sedation must ensure that the offices in which it is conducted have the following equipment: (1) an automated external defibrillator or full function defibrillator that is immediately accessible
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