AED Legal Analysis for Alaska
Good Samaritan protection extends to the AED provider and user.
Immunity from civil liability extends to an AED user (trained or not) who is not grossly negligent.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|A.S. § 09.65.087||Good Samaritan||2003-07-01||The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use, or an attempted use, of an AED. A person who acquires or provides an AED for use on a victim of a perceived medical emergency is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of the device.|
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