Wyoming State Laws


Summary:

AED possessors must (i) obtain appropriate CPR/AED training and receive refresher training every two years; (ii) ensure the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines; and (iii) notify EMS of the existence, location, and type of AED. The person responsible for the site where the AED is located is granted immunity from civil liability for any acts (that do not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence) if that person complies with the training, registration, and notification requirements above. Good Samaritan protection is extended to rescuers, physicians who prescribe AEDs, AED trainers, and AED possessors who comply with training, maintenance, and testing, and EMS notification requirements. Dental offices which administers minimal sedation must have an AED on site.


Requirements Required Reference Description
State specific Rx required* X
Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users Check § 35-26-103 a) Any person who uses or attempts to use an automated external defibrillator device on a victim of a perceived medical emergency, any prescribing physician who authorizes the purchase of the AED and any individual who provides training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the use of an AED shall be immune from civil liability for any harm resulting from the use or attempted use of such device, unless the harm involved was caused by willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, reckless misconduct or a conscious, flagrant indifference to the safety of the victim who was harmed. (b) Any person responsible for the site where the AED is located shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from any act or omission of acts that do not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence if that person complies with the requirements of W.S. 35-26-102. (c) Any clinical use of the AED shall be reported to the licensed physician.
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 § 35-26-102(a)(ii) Ensure that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Training required for expected users Check § 35-26-102(a)(i) Obtain appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the American Heart Association, American Red. Cross or by another nationally recognized, or Wyoming department of health recognized, course in CPR and AED use and maintains currency through refresher training every two (2) years.
Response Plan or Protocols X
Notification to local 911/Dispatch agency Check § 35-26-102(b) Any person or entity in possession of an AED shall notify an agent of the emergency communications center and the local ambulance service of the existence, location and type of AED.
Notification to local EMS agency Check § 35-26-102(b) Any person or entity in possession of an AED shall notify an agent of the emergency communications center and the local ambulance service of the existence, location and type of AED.
Registration or notification with State or other agency X
Provide Post Use data to EMS X
Facilities required to have AEDs Check 034-0001-5, 048-0026-6 Dental Facilities that Administer Minimal Sedation - (a) Minimal Sedation. Any dentist that administers minimal sedation shall provide the following equipment, which shall be functional and available at all times: . . . (v) A manual or automatic external defibrillator. Birthing Centers - (a) There shall be appropriate equipment and supplies maintained to include, but not be limited to: … (i) Cardiac monitor/defibrillator unit.
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