Colorado law: C.R.S.A. § 13-21-108.1

Statute: C.R.S.A. § 13-21-108.1

Law Type: Good Samaritan; Training Requirement; Other Requirements; Physician Requirement; Registration Requirement

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2017-02-14

Law type: Good Samaritan

The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use or an attempted use of an AED, including for the person or entity who provides the AED site placement/is responsible for the site where the AED is located; Requires those who acquire an AED to ensure expected AED users receive training; Requires the AED be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and that written records be maintained of this maintenance and testing; Requires a physician to review and approve written plans concerning the AED; Requires those who acquire AEDs to notify an agent of the applicable emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED.

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