AED Legal Analysis for Mississippi

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Summary

Person or entity responsible for AED site must establish physician medical oversight program to ensure appropriate CPR/AED training to expected users,and EMS notification is required. Failure to meet these requirements may result in loss of Good Samaritan protection otherwise available.
Good Samaritan protection for all good faith rescuers.
AEDs and CPR/AED trained personnel are mandated in all state gaming facilities.
9th grade students must receive CPR/AED training.

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Statute Law Type Effective Date Abstract
Miss. Code Ann. § 41-60-33 Training Requirement; Physician Requirement A Mississippi licensed physician must exercise medical control authority over the person using the AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, emergency medical services (EMS) notification and maintenance. The person using the AED must have received appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by a nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use. The AED must not operate in a manual mode except when access control devices are in place or when appropriately licensed individuals such as registered nurses, physicians or emergency medical technician-paramedics utilize the AED. Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in sudden cardiac death by using an AED must activate the EMS system as soon as possible, and report any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician.
Miss. Code Ann. § 73-25-37 Good Samaritan Any person who in good faith, with or without compensation, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an AED, as well as the person responsible for the site where the AED is located if the person has provided for compliance with the provisions of Sections 41-60-31 through 41-60-35, shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of that care or treatment, or as a result of any act, or failure to act, in providing or arranging further medical treatment, where the person acts as an ordinary, reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances and the person's actions or failure to act does not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence.

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