Missouri State Laws


Summary:

Owners of an AED are required to have a Medical Director to oversee the program and include; protocols, EMS notifications, State registration, routine maintenance and testing, CPR/AED training for expected users for Good Samaritan protection. BLS and stretcher vans are required to have AEDs.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check § 190.092(4) Any person who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency care by use of or provision of an automated external defibrillator shall not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of such care or treatment, unless the person acts in a willful and wanton or reckless manner in providing the care, advice, or assistance. The person or entity who provides appropriate training to the person using an automated external defibrillator, the person or entity responsible for the site where the automated external defibrillator is located, the person or entity that owns the automated external defibrillator, the person or entity that provided clinical protocol for automated external defibrillator sites or programs, and the licensed physician who reviews and approves the clinical protocol shall likewise not be held liable for civil damages resulting from the use of an automated external defibrillator. Nothing in this section shall affect any claims brought pursuant to chapter 537 or 538.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried Check § 190.092(2)(4) Any person or entity that owns an automated external defibrillator that is for use outside of a health care facility shall have a physician review and approve the clinical protocol for the use of the defibrillator, review and advise regarding the training and skill maintenance of the intended users of the defibrillator and assure proper review of all situations when the defibrillator is used to render emergency care.
State Specific Medical Direction required X
AED routinely maintained and/or tested Check § 190.092(2)(2) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
Training required for expected users Check § 190.092(2)(1) Expected defibrillator users receive training by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators, or an equivalent nationally recognized course in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Response Plan or Protocols Check § 190.092(2)(4) Any person or entity that owns an automated external defibrillator that is for use outside of a health care facility shall have a physician review and approve the clinical protocol for the use of the defibrillator, review and advise regarding the training and skill maintenance of the intended users of the defibrillator and assure proper review of all situations when the defibrillator is used to render emergency care.
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency Check § 190.092(3) Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify the emergency communications district or the ambulance dispatch center of the primary provider of emergency medical services where the automated external defibrillator is to be located.
Notification to local EMS agency Check § 190.092(3) Complete packet for Kansas City, MO - Register with Office of the EMS Medical Director
Registration or notification with State or other agency X
Provide Post Use data to EMS X
Facilities required to have AEDs Check 20 § 2110-4.030, 30-30.020 Dental Offices using Moderate Sedation: (A) These guidelines are provided to certificate holders in the administration of enteral or parenteral moderate sedation. (E) Equipment shall include: … 6. A defibrillator (an automatic defibrillator is recommended). Abortion Clinics: Equipment shall be provided to handle emergencies resulting from the services rendered in the facility. The following shall be provided as a minimum: portable ECG oscilloscope, portable defibrillator, portable suction equipment, inhalation-resuscitation equipment, emergency tray and equipment for use in airway obstructions.
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