New Mexico State Laws


Summary:

Owners of an AED are required to have Medical Director oversee the program to include; notifing EMS, register with the state, perform routine maintenance and testing and provide CPR/AED training for expected user for Good Samaritan protection. AED/CPR training is required in Schools.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check § 24-10C-7, § 7.27.8.11 A. The following persons who render emergency care or treatment by the use of an automated external defibrillator pursuant to the provisions of the Cardiac Arrest Response Act shall not be subject to civil liability, provided that they have acted with reasonable care and in compliance with the requirements of that act: 1. a trained targeted responder who provides supervisory services pursuant to the Cardiac Arrest Response Act; 2. a person that provides training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of automated external defibrillation; 3. a person that acquires, provides or makes available to the public an automated external defibrillator pursuant to the Cardiac Arrest Response Act; 4. the owner, manager or operator of the property or facility where the automated external defibrillator is located; 5. a person that authorizes, directs or supervises the installation or placement of an automated external defibrillator; and 6. the trained targeted responder. B. A good Samaritan who renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an automated external defibrillator pursuant to the provisions of the Cardiac Arrest Response Act shall not be subject to civil liability; provided that the good Samaritan has acted without willful, wanton or reckless behavior that is the cause of injury or death and in compliance with the requirements of that act. New Mexico Code of Regulations - 7.27.8.11 NMAC Limited Immunity Protections: Limited immunity protections are provided for persons or entities associated with an AED program, as described in the Cardiac Arrest Response Act, 24-10C-7 NMSA 1978. These protections are provided when the AED program is established and operated in accordance with that statute and these regulations.
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 § 24-10C-4(C), § 7.27.8.9(F)(2) Ensure the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Training required for expected users Check § 24-10C-4(A-B), § 7.27.8.9(B) Trained targeted responders receive appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an automated external defibrillator by a nationally recognized course in cardiopulmonary response and automated external defibrillator use approved by the department or other training programs authorized by the department.
Response Plan or Protocols Check § 24-10C-4(A), § 7.27.8.9 a trained targeted responder is designated to oversee all aspects of the automated external defibrillator program, including training, emergency medical services coordination, protocol approval and automated external defibrillator deployment strategies, and that the trained targeted responder provides overall quality assurance and reviews each case in which the automated external defibrillator is used by the program
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency Check 24-10C-4(E); 7.27.8.9(E) Any person that renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the trained targeted responder.
Notification to local EMS agency Check 24-10C-4(D); 7.27.8.9(E) Any person that renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the trained targeted responder.
Registration or notification with State or other agency Check 24-10C-4(E); 7.27.8.9(C) "The automated external defibrillator program is registered with the department; Registration: All AED Programs shall be registered with the Department, as outlined below: (1) Initial Registration: The initial registration period shall be for a period of four (4) years. The Program Director for the AED Program shall complete the application provided in Appendix A and submit it to the Department, along with the appropriate fees. Fees: The Bureau shall establish a fee schedule for AED Programs. A minimum of seventy five ($75) dollars shall be paid by the AED Program to the Department for initial registration. For renewal, AED Programs shall pay a minimum fee of fifty ($50) dollars to the Department"
Provide Post Use data to EMS Check § 7.27.8.9(G)(5) Report all operational responses to victims of cardiac arrest to the AED Program Director and Physician Medical Director and complete a defibrillation report as outlined in Appendix B. A copy of the report shall be submitted to the Department within twenty (20) calendar days.
Facilities required to have AEDs X
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