The State of North Dakota has enacted an AED Law that requires AED owners to follow certain guidelines when establishing an AED Program. The North Dakota AED Law states the following:
"1. Except for a medical services facility or prehospital emergency medical services provider, every person who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall:
a. Notify the department of health, upon acquisition of an automated external defibrillator, of the location of and the type of automated external defibrillator.
b. Require every individual expected to use the automated external defibrillator to receive American heart association or American Red Cross training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use or an equivalent nationally recognized course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use.
c. Maintain and test the automated external defibrillator according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.
d. Establish an automated external defibrillator use protocol that provides any person who provides emergency care or treatment to an individual in cardiac arrest by using the automated external defibrillator shall contact as soon as possible an appropriate health care provider or emergency medical services provider.
e. Consider recommendations of a licensed physician in establishing the training, notification, and maintenance requirements of this subsection."
The Ohio AED Law requires that the AED be properly maintained and tested according to the manufacture's guideline. The manufacture's guidelines requires that the pads and batteries be replaced according to the expiration date.
The State of Ohio recommends having medical direction to oversee the AED Program. Medical Direction means that a physician will oversee the AED Program to ensure that it is compliant with the law, training has been completed, and the AED is being maintained properly.
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