Maryland law: MD Code, Education, § 13-517; COMAR et seq.

Statute: MD Code, Education, § 13-517; COMAR et seq.

Law Type: Certification/Registration Requirement; Training Requirement; Good Samaritan

Status: Enacted

Each facility that desires to make an AED available shall possess a valid certificate from the EMS Board. A certificate is valid for 3 years and must be renewed. Each facility must ensure that each individual who is expected to operate an AED has successfully completed an educational training course and refresher training as required by the EMS Board. A registered facility is not civilly liable for any act or omission in the provision of AED if the registered facility: (i) has satisfied the requirements for making AED available under this section; and (ii) possesses a valid certificate at the time of the act or omission.

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