Wisconsin law: Wis. Stat. Ann. § 895.48.

Statute: Wis. Stat. Ann. § 895.48.

Law Type: Good Samaritan

Status: Enacted

This law limits civil liability for the acts or omissions of a person in rendering in good faith emergency care by use of an AED to an individual who appears to be in cardiac arrest. The limitation of liability extends to the owner of the AED and the person who provides the AED for use, if the person ensures that the automated external defibrillator is maintained and tested in accordance with any operational guidelines of the manufacturer.

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