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West Virginia AED Laws
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West Virginia AED Law - Senate Bill 619 (SB 619)

The West Virginia AED Law has listed the requirements of any organization or individual that possess an AED.  The State of West Viriginia AED law states the following requirements:

"(a) An entity providing an early defibrillation program shall:

(1) Register the program with the Office of Emergency Medical Services, pursuant to article four-c of this chapter, identifying the placement of AEDs, training of AED anticipated operators, preplanned EMS system coordination, designation of a medical director, maintenance of AED equipment and reports of AED utilization;

(2) Require the anticipated operator of an AED to receive appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, referred to as "CPR", in the operation of an AED and in the determination of advance directives from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, any other nationally recognized course in CPR and AED, or an AED and CPR training program approved by the Office of Emergency Medical Services;

(3) Maintain and test the AED in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines, and keep written records of this maintenance and testing;

(4) Designate a medical director for the coordination of the program, which shall include, but not limited to, training, coordinating with EMS, creating AED deployment strategies and reviewing each operation of an AED;

(5) Notify the local EMS system and public safety answering point or other appropriate emergency dispatch center of the existence of an entity's early defibrillation program, the location of the program and the program's plan for coordination with the EMS system;

(6) Provide that an operator of an AED who renders emergency care or treatment on a person experiencing cardiac arrest shall activate the EMS system as soon as possible and shall report the use of an AED to the program medical director; and

(7) Comply with the guidelines of the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services regarding data collection and reporting. "

In the state of West Virigina, the AED Program requires a medical director to head the program.  The medical director is responsible for coordinating the program, training, and created AED deployment strategies.  The medical director is also responsible for complying with the guidelines set forth by the West Viriginia EMS office on how to report and collect data after an emergency.

Maintaining the AED is one of the most important steps in owning an AED.  The pads and batteries expire and will need to be replaced according to the manufacture's guidelines.

To view the West Virginia AED Law, CLICK HERE.

Our goal at AED-SHOP.com is to educate the public about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how AEDs increase the survival rate. In need of an AED for your organization, CPR training for your staff, or AED replacement accessories?  Contact us today with your questions or concerns at 877-251-7467 or customerservice@aed-shop.com. 

Posted: 3/18/2011 12:17 PM

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West Virginia Good Samaritan Law - Senate Bill 619 (SB 619)

The West Virginia Good Samaritan Law has been enacted to protect organizations and individuals that come to aid of a victim during an emergency.  The Good Samaritan laws protect the individuals and organizations from liability when an act of good faith is intended to aid or rescue the victim.  The State of West Virginia Good Samaritan Law states the following:

"A person is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission in rendering emergency medical care or treatment involving the use of an AED if the care or treatment does not amount to gross negligence and the following conditions are met:

(1) The person, entity, certified trainer or medical director of the early defibrillation program is in compliance with the provisions of section three of this article; and

(2) The person is an anticipated operator of an AED who gratuitously and in good faith rendered emergency medical care, pursuant to the requirements of section three of this article, other than in the ordinary course of the person's employment or profession; or

(3) The person is an unanticipated operator who gratuitously and in good faith rendered emergency medical care."

To view the West Virginia Good Samaritan Law, CLICK HERE.

Our goal at AED-SHOP.com is to educate the public about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how AEDs increase the survival rate. In need of an AED for your organization, CPR training for your staff, or AED replacement accessories?  Contact us today with your questions or concerns at 877-251-7467 or customerservice@aed-shop.com. 

Posted: 4/1/2011 9:19 AM
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