Ohio State Laws


Summary:

Owners of an AED should register with EMS and routinely maintain and test their device. CPR/AED training for expected users for Good Samaritan protection. AEDs and training are required in Schools.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check § 2305.235(c) (C) Except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct, no person shall be held liable in civil damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property for doing any of the following: (1) Providing training in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; (2) Authorizing, directing, or supervising the installation or placement of an automated external defibrillator; (3) Designing, managing, or operating a cardiopulmonary resuscitation or automated external defibrillation program; (4) Acquiring an automated external defibrillator; (5) Owning, managing, or having responsibility for a premises or location where an automated external defibrillator has been placed.
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 § 3701.85(B)(2) An individual who in good faith and without compensation provides training to use an automated external defibrillator, emergency care by using an automated external defibrillator, or emergency treatment by using an automated external defibrillator is immune from civil liability for any personal injury resulting from the training, emergency care, or emergency treatment and for any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment if the individual providing the training, emergency care, or emergency treatment acted as an ordinary, reasonable, prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. This section does not apply if a personal injury results from the gross negligence or from the willful or wanton misconduct of the individual providing the training, emergency care, or emergency treatment.
Training required for expected users Check § 3313.717 (B)(1) The board of education of each school district may require the placement of an automated external defibrillator in each school under the control of the board. Not later than July 1, 2018, pursuant to section 3313.6023 of the Revised Code, all persons employed by a school district shall receive training in the use of an automated external defibrillator in accordance with that section, except for substitutes, adult education instructors who are scheduled to work the full-time equivalent of less than one hundred twenty days per school year, or persons who are employed on an as-needed, seasonal, or intermittent basis, so long as the persons are not employed to coach or supervise interscholastic athletics.
Response Plan or Protocols X
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency X
Notification to local EMS agency Check § 3701.85 It is recommended, but not required, that a person who possesses an automated external defibrillator notify an emergency medical services organization of the location of the defibrillator.
Registration or notification with State or other agency X
Provide Post Use data to EMS X
Facilities required to have AEDs Check Schools § 3313.717.B, Temporary Hospital for Racing 3769-4-20, 3769-4-13, 3769-14-18; 5, Day Holding Facility 5120:1-10-09(M), Full Service Jail 5120:1-8-09(O) *The board of education of each school district may require the placement of an automated external defibrillator in each school under the control of the board. Not later than July 1, 2018, pursuant to section 3313.6023 of the Revised Code, all persons employed by a school district shall receive training in the use of an automated external defibrillator in accordance with that section. Temporary Hospital for Racing: Every permit holder shall equip and maintain on its premises a temporary hospital equipped with first-aid appliances and material, to include a defibrillator and such other equipment as directed from time to time by order of the commission, and shall provide the attendance of one or more physicians or one or more certified paramedics and one or more registered nurses thereat during racing hours. Day Holding Facility: M) (Important) Emergency equipment/supplies. Emergency medical equipment and supplies, as determined by the health authority shall be available at all times and replenished, as needed and may include automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). Full Service Jail: (O) (Important) Emergency equipment/supplies. Emergency medical equipment and supplies, as determined by the health authority shall be available at all times and replenished, as needed and may include automatic external defibrillators (AEDs).
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