The State of Arizona has enacted a law that will protect organizations and individuals that own an AED. The Arizona AED law requires that an organization or individual must follow these guidelines when owning an AED:
"...a person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall:
1. Enter into an agreement with a physician who shall oversee all aspects of public access to defibrillation, including training, emergency medical services coordination, protocol approval, standing orders, communications, protocols and automated external defibrillator deployment strategies.
2. Limit the use of an automated external defibrillator to trained responders.
3. Require each trained responder who uses an automated external defibrillator on a person in cardiac arrest to:
(a) Call telephone number 911 as soon as possible.
(b) Submit a written report to the physician, within five working days after its use."
The State of Arizona requires medical oversight by a physician for any organization's AED Program. The medical oversight program would include the physician's medical authorization for the AED, monitoring of the training program and replacement pads and batteries for the AED and much more.
The AED law requires personnel to be trained on how to use the AED. Training the staff will ensure that the organization's staff is ready to assist during an emergency and that the staff is prepared to use the AED if need be.
To view the Arizona AED Law, CLICK HERE.
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