California law: SB 1397

Public law number: SB 1397

Statute: SB 1397

Law Type: Other requirements

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2018-09-30

Law type: Mandate


California previously passed a law requiring that AEDs be placed in certain newly constructed buildings. This new law adds an AED placement requirement for certain existing buildings that are modified, renovated or tenant improved.

We make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of our research regarding automated external defibrillator (AED) unit laws in each state across the country, however, with laws varying from state-to-state and even on a local basis, as you might imagine, staying abreast of constant changes is a very challenging process. As such, it's important to note that our findings should be used for informational purposes only and that any specific AED laws or AED requirements for your AED program should be developed between you and your legal counsel. If you have any suggestions, information, or tips on new or pending AED unit legislation that you feel might help improve our AED requirement pages, please contact us to let us know! By spreading knowledge about how to build and manage legally compliant AED programs, we hope to improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.