Kansas law: K.S.A. 65-6149a

Statute: K.S.A. 65-6149a

Law Type: Good Samaritan; Registration Requirement

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2003-04-10

Law type: Good Samaritan

Any person who renders emergency care by the use of an AED will not be held liable for civil damages as a result of such care or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment where the person acts as an ordinary reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances. Also, a person or entity which owns or otherwise controls an AED and provides such automated external defibrillator to others for use will not be held liable for any civil damages as a result of such use where the person or entity has developed, implemented and follows guidelines to ensure proper maintenance and operation of the device. Persons or entities which acquire an AED must notify the emergency medical service which operates in the geographic area of the location of the automated external defibrillator. Persons or entities acquiring an AED shall notify the emergency medical service providing local service on forms developed and provided by the emergency medical services board.

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