Tennessee law: Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-140-403.

Statute: Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-140-403.

Law Type: Training; Registration

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2017-02-15

Law type: Registration

A person or entity that acquires an AED shall ensure that expected defibrillator users receive American Heart Association CPR and AED or an equivalent nationally recognized course in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Any person or entity that acquires an AED shall, within a reasonable time after the placement of an AED, register the existence and location of the defibrillator with the emergency communications district or the ambulance dispatch center of the primary provider of emergency medical services where the AED is to be located.

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