Vermont State Laws


Summary:

Each AED must be properly maintained and tested following manufacturer's guidelines. The acquirer of an AED must notify the State Department of Health and local EMS of the type and location of AED. Good Samaritan protection is extended to rescuers, acquirers, trainers, and persons responsible for the location of the AED.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check § 907(d)(1) (d)(1) Any person, other than a person defined as a health care provider by subdivision 9432(8) of this title or as emergency medical personnel by 24 V.S.A. § 2651(6) acting in the normal course of his or her duties as a health care provider or as emergency medical personnel, who acts in good faith and who renders emergency care by the use of an AED, acquires an AED, owns a premises on which an AED is located, or provides a training course in the operation of an AED shall not be liable for civil damages for that person’s acts or omissions with respect to such use, ownership, or training in the operation of an AED unless those acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton. As used in this subdivision (d)(1), “ownership” shall not include the maintenance and testing of the device in accordance with the applicable standards of the manufacturer as required by subdivision (c)(2) of this section.
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 § 907(c)(2) Maintain and test the device in accordance with the applicable standards of the manufacturer.
Training required for expected users Check 22 000 010 A minimum of a practicum, or the equivalent, in physical education at the elementary (PK-6) or middle/secondary (7-12) instructional level, depending on the authorization sought. For the full PK-12 authorization, a minimum of a practicum, or the equivalent, in physical education at both the PK-6 and 7-12 instructional levels is required. Current certificates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and first aid.
Response Plan or Protocols X
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency X
Notification to local EMS agency Check § 907(c)(1) Notify the department and the person’s regional ambulance service or first responder service of the existence, location, and type of device the person possesses.
Registration or notification with State or other agency Check § 907(c)(1) (c) Any person who owns or leases an AED, or to whom an AED is donated, shall: (1) notify the department and the person’s regional ambulance service or first responder service of the existence, location, and type of device the person possesses.
Provide Post Use data to EMS X
Facilities required to have AEDs Check 04-030-080 Vt. Code R. § 5.13 Dentists Administering Conscious Sedation - (a) Facility Requirements: A dentist employing conscious sedation may do so only in a properly equipped facility which shall include at a minimum: … 6) a defibrillator.
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