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AED Legal Analysis for Arkansas

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The 2011 legislature mandated that the State Board of Education promulgate rules to require that each school campus have an AED and school personnel be adequately trained on or before May 31, 2011. A person or entity that acquires an AED shall ensure that expected users be trained in CPR/AED, provide medical oversight for their AED program, notify EMS of AED location and assure that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturers guidelines. Good Sam immunity for the rescuer and person or entity responsible for the location the AED is located or used.


We make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of our research regarding automated external defibrillator (AED) unit laws in each state across the country, however, with laws varying from state-to-state and even on a local basis, as you might imagine, staying abreast of constant changes is a very challenging process. As such, it's important to note that our findings should be used for informational purposes only and that any specific AED laws or AED requirements for your AED program should be developed between you and your legal counsel. If you have any suggestions, information, or tips on new or pending AED unit legislation that you feel might help improve our AED requirement pages, please contact us to let us know! By spreading knowledge about how to build and manage legally compliant AED programs, we hope to improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.