Utah State Laws


Summary:

A person who owns or leases an AED shall encourage each person who is likely to use the AED to complete courses on CPR/AED, but a rescuer is not required to be trained. The seller of an AED shall notify the buyer in writing of the EMS reporting requirements. The AED owner or lessee shall notify EMS of the location of the AED. Good Samaritan protection from civil liability is extended to good faith rescuers, AED acquirers, the owner or manager of the premises where the AED is located, CPR/AED trainers, and physicians who oversee the AED program or provide prescriptions for AEDs, provided the person acts as an ordinary, reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same circumstances.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check 26-8a-601, 26-8b-201, 26-8b-202 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (3), the following persons are not subject to civil liability for any act or omission relating to preparing to care for, responding to care for, or providing care to, another person who reasonably appears to be in sudden cardiac arrest: (a) a person authorized, under Section 26-8b-201, to administer CPR, who: (i) gratuitously and in good faith attempts to administer or administers CPR to another person; or (ii) fails to administer CPR to another person; (b) a person authorized, under Section 26-8b-201, to use an AED who: (i) gratuitously and in good faith attempts to use or uses an AED; or (ii) fails to use an AED; (c) a person that teaches or provides a training course in administering CPR or using an AED; (d) a person that acquires an AED; (e) a person that owns, manages, or is otherwise responsible for the premises or conveyance where an AED is located; (f) a person who retrieves an AED in response to a perceived or potential sudden cardiac arrest; (g) a person that authorizes, directs, or supervises the installation or provision of an AED; (h) a person involved with, or responsible for, the design, management, or operation of a CPR or AED program; (i) a person involved with, or responsible for, reporting, receiving, recording, updating, giving, or distributing information relating to the ownership or location of an AED under Part 3, AED Databases; or (j) a physician who gratuitously and in good faith: (i) provides medical oversight for a public AED program; or (ii) issues a prescription for a person to acquire or use an AED.
Good Samaritan protection for TRAINED users only X
Medical Direction requried X
State Specific Medical Direction required X
AED routinely maintained and/or tested X
Training required for expected users X
Response Plan or Protocols X
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency Check § 26-8b-301 A person who owns or leases an AED shall report the person’s name, address, and telephone number, and the exact location of the AED, in writing, or by a web-based AED registration form, if available, to the emergency medical dispatch center that provides emergency dispatch services for the location where the AED is installed, if the person.
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 432-500 18(4), 156-69-601(4) Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Dentists Administering Anesthesia / Sedation
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