AED Legal Analysis for Minnesota
Good Samaritan protection for AED user.
Owners of a "public access" AED (any AED placed in a public location) are required to register that AED in an AED registry (not defined).
School students in grades 7-12 required to have non-certification CPR/AED training.
|M.S.A. § 403.51
||A person or entity who purchases or obtains a public access AED shall register that device with an AED registry within 30 working days of receiving the AED. The following information for each AED should be provided: (1) AED manufacturer, model, and serial number; (2) specific location where the AED will be kept; and (3) the title, address, and telephone number of a person in management at the business or organization where the AED is located. Any changes in the information provided in the registration must be reported within 30 working days of the change. The AED owner must also reasonably maintain the AED, including replacement of dead batteries and pads/electrodes, and comply with all manufacturer's recall and safety notices. Further, the owner shall develop an emergency response plan appropriate for the nature of the facility the AED is intended to serve.
|M.S.A. § 604A.01
||A person who, without compensation, renders emergency care (which includes using or providing an AED, unless the person on whom the device is to be used objects) is not liable for any civil damages as a result of acts or omissions by that person in rendering the emergency care, unless the person acts in a willful and wanton or reckless manner in providing the care, advice, or assistance.
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