AED Legal Analysis for Iowa

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Iowa does not have statutes requiring AED training for expected users. Medical oversight is not mandated.

All licensed racing and gaming facilities are required to have an AED and at least one employee trained in CPR/AED and first aid present during all hours of operation.

Good Samaritan protections are provided to rescuers and to AED acquirers, owners and location managers if the AED is maintained in a condition for immediate use. Protections are also provided to AED trainers.

Related Laws

Statute Law Type Effective Date Abstract
Iowa Admin. Code 491-5.4(99D,99F) Mandate 2017-02-15 Requires all licensed racing and gaming facilities to have an AED.
Iowa Admin. Code 641-143.1, 2, 3 (613) Other Requirements 2017-02-15 The person or entity maintaining the AED shall: (1) Ensure that the AED is maintained and inspected in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines; (2) Maintain records of all maintenance and inspections of the AED for the usable life of the device; (3) Ensure that the AED is programmed to conform to nationally accepted guidelines for treatment of cardiac arrest patients.
I.C.A. § 613.17 Good Samaritan The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use, or an attempted use, of an AED. A person or entity that acquires an AED will not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions arising out of the use of an AED.

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.