AED Legal Analysis for Alabama
AEDs are required in every public school, grades K to 12. “Expected users” must receive CPR/AED training by the person or entity who acquires the AED, although no specific number of “expected users” is spelled out. Local emergency medical services must be notified of AEDs location and the acquirer’s AED program must be supervised by a medical doctor or “medical authority”. Good Samaritan protection extends to the AED acquirer or provider if the device is properly maintained and CPR/AED training is provided. Immunity from civil liablility extends to an AED user (trained or not) who exercises ordinary care.
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