Section 6-5-332.3

Use of automated external defibrillator.

(a) As used in Section 6-5-332, the term "automated external defibrillator" or "AED" means a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that meets all of the following specifications:

(1) Is commercially distributed in accordance with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. Section 301, et seq.).

(2) Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed.

(3) Upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, semiautomatically or automatically charges and delivers an electrical impulse through the chest wall and to an individual's heart.

(b) A person or entity that acquires an AED shall ensure all of the following:

(1) That expected defibrillator users are encouraged to successfully complete a course in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that is offered or approved by a nationally recognized organization and includes instruction on psychomotor skills and national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular guidelines that are current.

(2) That the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.

(c) Each manufacturer shall provide in-service training materials on the AED use and operation to each person or entity who acquires the AED.

(d) A person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify thedistributor of the AED if any change of ownership of the AED occurs.

(e) This section shall not apply to an individual using an AED in an emergency setting if that individual is acting as a good samaritan pursuant to Section 6-5-332.

(Act 99-370, p. 595, §§1, 2; Act 2015-161, §1.)