The State of South Dakota has enacted an AED Law that has requirements that an AED owner must follow. The South Dakota AED Law requirements are the following:
"Section 2. Any person, who in good faith obtains an AED for use in providing emergency care or treatment, is immune from civil liability for any injury as a result of such emergency care or treatment or as a result of an act or failure to act in providing or arranging such medical treatment. This immunity applies only if the following requirements are fulfilled:
(1) The person tests and maintains the AED, or arranges to have such testing and maintenance performed on the AED pursuant to the AED manufacturer's specifications;
(2) The person involves a physician to authorize in writing AED placement and compliance with the requirements for AED training, notification of placement and use, and maintenance;
(3) An emergency medical services system is activated when an AED has been used to render emergency care or treatment; and
(4) The person has reported any emergency use of the AED to the physician."
To avoid liability of owning an AED, the organization or individual must test and maintain the AED regularly. The pads and batteries for the AED must be replaced according to the manufacture's guidelines. The AED will test itself, but the AED does require an inspection, monthly, to ensure the AED is fully operational.
A physician must be involved in the AED program to ensure AED Placement and to be compliant with AED training. Having medical direction takes it one step further to ensure that your AED program will be successful.
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