AED Legal Analysis for Connecticut
Good Samaritan protection for rescuers trained in CPR/AED and to anyone who provides or maintains an AED. Trainers and medical directors are not included.
No training, registration, medical oversight or specific maintenance requirements.
Students in middle or high school must have CPR training before graduation.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|C.G.S.A. § 52-557b||Good Samaritan||The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use, or an attempted use, of an AED. A person or entity that provides or maintains an AED shall not be liable for the acts or omissions of the person or entity in providing or maintaining the AED, which may constitute ordinary negligence.|
|C.G.S.A. § 19a-197c||Mandate||Requires each public golf course to have an AED.|
|C.G.S.A. § 10-212d||Mandate||Requires each K-12 school to have an AED.|
|C.G.S.A. § 10a-55l||Mandate||Requires each athletic department in higher education to have an AED.|
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