Texas law: Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 779.007

Statute: Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 779.007

Law Type: Mandate

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 1999-09-01

Law type: Good Samaritan

Each person or entity, other than a licensed practitioner, that acquires an AED that has not been approved by the FDA for over-the-counter sale shall ensure that: (1) the AED has been delivered to that person or entity by a licensed practitioner in the course of his professional practice or upon a prescription or other order lawfully issued in the course of his professional practice; or (2) if the automated external defibrillator is acquired for the purpose of sale or lease, the person or entity shall be in conformance with the applicable requirements found in the Health and Safety Code.

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