The South Carolina AED Law has been enacted to give owners of an AED guidelines in which the individual or organization must follow to avoid liability. The State of South Carolina AED Law states the following:
"Section 44-76-30. (A) A person or entity that acquires an AED shall:
(1) require its designated AED users to have current training in CPR and AED use by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or National Safety Council;
(2) maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and keep written records of maintenance and testing;
(3) employ or obtain a health care professional to serve as its AED liaison;
(4) have in place an AED program approved by its AED liaison which includes CPR and AED training, AED protocol or guidelines, AED deployment strategies, and an AED equipment maintenance plan;
(5) include in its AED protocol or guidelines that a person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia by using an AED must activate the emergency medical services system or 911 as soon as possible;
(6) report any clinical use of the AED to the AED liaison."
The State of South Carolina requires an AED program to be in place that will include CPR/AED training, have an AED protocol and guidelines, an AED deployment strategy, and the AED maintenance plan. Each of these steps in the AED program is critical for having a successful AED program. The law requires that the AED program have a medical professional to server as a liaison for the AED program.
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