Mississippi State Laws


Summary:

Owners of an AED are required to have a Medical Director licensed by the State of Mississippi to oversee the program and include; protocols, EMS notifications, routine maintenance and testing, CPR/AED training for expected users for Good Samaritan protection.Gaming Facilities and Dental offices are required to have AEDs. High Schools Students are required to receive CPR/AED training.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X A Mississippi licensed physician must exercise medical control authority over the person using the AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, emergency medical services (EMS) notification and maintenance.
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 73-25-37(b) (2)(a) Any person who in good faith, with or without compensation, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) in accordance with the provisions of Sections 41-60-31 through 41-60-35, as well as the person responsible for the site where the AED is located if the person has provided for compliance with the provisions of Sections 41-60-31 through 41-60-35, shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of that 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, reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances and the person’s actions or failure to act does not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence. (b) A person who has not complied with the provisions of Sections 41-60-31 through 41-60-35, but who has access to an AED and uses it in good faith in an emergency as an ordinary prudent person would have done in the same or similar circumstances, shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of an act or omission related to the operation of or failure to operate an AED if the person’s actions or failure to act do not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence. * * * (4) The immunity from civil liability for any personal injury under subsection (2) of this Section includes the licensed physician who authorizes, directs or supervises the installation or provision of AED equipment in or on any premises or conveyance other than a medical facility, the owner of the premises where an AED is used, the purchaser of the AED, a person who uses an AED during an emergency for the purpose of attempting to save the life of another person who is or who appears to be in cardiac arrest, and the person who provides the CPR and AED training.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried X
State Specific Medical Direction required Check 41-60-33(a) A Mississippi licensed physician must exercise medical control authority over the person using the AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, emergency medical services (EMS) notification and maintenance.
AED routinely maintained and/or tested X
Training required for expected users Check 41-60-33(b), 13-000, 003.11.2, 37-13-134(b) The person using the AED must have received appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, National Safety Council or other nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use. Licensed Gaming: All licensed gaming establishments shall employ and have on staff 24 hours a day personnel trained in First Aid, CPR and AED operations. Use, operation and training shall be in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. § 41-60-33 (Supp. 1999) and with all other applicable state laws and regulations. Current certification(s) shall be maintained and available for inspection upon request. School: (b) Grades 9 through 12: One-half (1/2) Carnegie unit requirement in physical education or physical activity for graduation. Beginning with the 2015-2016 Ninth Grade Class, an instructional component on the proper administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) shall be included as part of the physical education or health education curriculum. The curricula shall incorporate into the instruction the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator as follows: (i) An instructional program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross; (ii) An instructional program which is nationally recognized and is based on the most current national evidence-based Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator
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 Dental Offices § 2301.1.45(2), Licensed Gaming Establishment 003.11.3(a) Dental Offices § 2301.1.45(2), Licensed Gaming Establishment 003.11.3(a)
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