AED Legal Analysis for Ohio

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Allows anyone, trained or not, to use an AED. Requires possessors of AEDs to encourage potential users to complete approved CPR/AED training. Grants qualified immunity from civil liability to those who: install or place AEDs; design CPR and AED programs; acquire an AED; have responsibility for locations with an AED. Recommends, but does not require, AED owners notify local EMS of the location of the AED.

Removes a current law provision which requires individuals who possess an AED to consult with a physician regarding compliance of law requirements.


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