AED Legal Analysis for New York
Provider must notify regional council of AED location, initiate medical oversight program in compliance with a collaborative agreement with physician or hospital and assume responsibility for maintenance and testing according to manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
Anticipated AED users must be trained by provider or operator in CPR/AED.
Good Samaritan protection available to AED user. Provider and operator liable only for own negligence.
AED’s and CPR/AED trained personnel required at ferry terminals, large ferry boats, nursing homes, senior centers, golf courses, stadia, arenas and health clubs and at certain public parks and public buildings.
Every school must have AEDs and CPR/AED trained personnel in such numbers “to ensure ready and appropriate access”. AEDs must be present at all school sponsored activities and athletic contests at any location.
Effective 1/1/12 every dental facility must have an AED and someone trained in CPR/AED.
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