AED Legal Analysis for New Hampshire
The owner of an AED must register the AED with the department of safety.
Good Samaritan protection from civil liability extends to good faith rescuers and to AED acquirers, unless their acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton.
Dialysis centers must have an AED.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|N.H. Code Admin. R. He-P 811.22||Mandate||2017-02-15||Requires all end stage renal disease dialysis centers to have an AED.|
|N.H. Rev. Stat. § 153-A:31||Good Samaritan||Any person who, in good faith and without compensation, renders emergency care by the use of an AED shall not be liable for civil damages for any acts or omissions unless the acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton. Any person, association, corporation or other organization that acquires and maintains an AED for emergency care shall not be liable for civil damages other than for gross negligence or willful and wanton acts or omissions|
|N.H. Rev. Stat. § 153-A:32; N.H. Rev. Stat. § 153-A:33||Registration||There shall be established in the department of safety a registry for all AEDs in the state. Registration shall include the address and precise location of the AED. The owner of an AED shall register with the department of safety within 30 days of acquisition. Manufacturers or distributors shall provide written notice to purchasers of the requirement to register AEDs with the department. The registration requirements do not apply to owners who purchase an AED for use in a private residence.|
|N.H. Rev. Stat. § 153-A:30||Training||Every person, association, corporation or other organization that acquires an AED shall require anticipated responders expected to use the AED to receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use.|
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.