AED Legal Analysis for North Dakota

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An AED acquirer must provide CPR/AED training to expected users; maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's guidelines; develop an AED use policy that involves a directive to contact EMS as soon as possible after using an AED; and consult with a physician regarding all of the above.

Good Samaritan immunity from civil liability is available for rescuers who act as an ordinary, reasonable, prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. Immunity is also available to the physician overseeing the AED program; AED trainers; and the person responsible for the site on which the AED is located.

The superintendent of public instruction must purchase AEDs and distribute them to school districts in the state for placement in schools or at the site of school-related activities.

Related Laws

Statute Law Type Effective Date Abstract
N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-07-31 Mandate The superintendent of public instruction must purchase AEDS and distribute the AEDs to school districts in this state for placement in schools or at the site of school-related activities.
N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 32-03.1-02.3 Good Samaritan; Training With limited exceptions, every person who acquires an AED shall require every individual expected to use the AED to receive training. Any person who in good faith and without compensation provides emergency care or emergency treatment by using an AED is immune from civil liability for any personal injury resulting from the emergency care or emergency treatment unless the personal injury results from the gross negligence or from the willful or wanton misconduct of the person providing the emergency care or emergency treatment.

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