Arkansas law: A.C.A. § 20-13-1304

Statute: A.C.A. § 20-13-1304

Law Type: Training Requirements; Registration Requirements; Other Requirements

Status: Enacted

A person or entity that acquires an AED must ensure that: (1) expected AED users complete appropriate knowledge and skills courses at least one time every two years in CPR and AED use; (2) the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and instructions; and (3) any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and immediately reports any clinical use of the AED to the medical provider responding to the emergency. Any person or entity that acquires an AED shall notify an agent of emergency communications, 911, or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.

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