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AED Legal Analysis for Nevada

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Good Samaritan protection is offered to any person who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency medical care involving the use of an AED. An employee “who will use” an AED must be trained in CPR/AED. A business or organization that has placed an AED for use on its premises has Good Samaritan protection if it complies with all current federal and state regulations governing an AED, ensures that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines and establishes requirements for EMS notification. Each high school in a county whose population is 100,000 or more must have at least one AED on campus. AEDs are required at Reno, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe airports, at large indoor university sporting arenas and numerous state and county buildings.


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.