AED Legal Analysis for Massachusetts

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AED possessor (person or entity) is responsible for training expected AED users in CPR/AED, EMS notification of AED location, AED maintenance and testing in accordance with manufacturer’s operational guidelines, establishment of a medical oversight program to ensure training, notification, and AED maintenance requirements are met.
State law limits authorization to use an AED is granted only to CPR/AED trained people. However, Good Samaritan protection is not restricted by compliance with any or all requirements, and should apply to all rescuers using an AED in good faith.
AED and one employee trained in CPR/AED required in all health clubs. Good Samaritan protection for health clubs and employees for use of nonuse of AED.
General Good Samaritan protection for all rescuers.


Statute Law Type Effective Date Abstract
Bill requiring automatic external defibrillator devices in health clubs.

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