Arkansas law: A.C.A. § 20-13-1305

Statute: A.C.A. § 20-13-1305

Law Type: Good Samaritan

Status: Enacted

The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use, or an attempted use, of an AED. Any person or entity that in good faith and without compensation renders emergency care by the use of an AED is immune from civil liability for any personal injury as a result of any act if the person acts as an ordinary, reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same circumstances. The immunity from civil liability for any personal injury includes the person or entity responsible for the location where the AED is located or used.

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