AED Legal Analysis for Nevada
A business or organization that has placed an AED for use on its premises has Good Samaritan protection if it complies with all current federal and state regulations governing an AED, ensures that the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines, and establishes requirements for EMS notification.
Good Samaritan protection is offered to any person who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency medical care involving the use of an AED.
AEDs are required at certain airports, high schools, colleges, and government buildings.
Middle, junior high, and high school students must receive CPR/AED training if funds are available.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|Nev. Rev. Stat. 389.021||Training Requirements||2018-02-15||1. The State Board shall adopt regulations establishing courses of study and the grade levels for which the courses of study apply for: (a) The academic subjects set forth in NRS 389.018. A course of study in health prescribed pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 3 of NRS 389.018 must, for pupils enrolled in middle school, junior high school or high school, including, without limitation, pupils enrolled in those grade levels at a charter school, include instruction in: (1) To the extent money is available for this purpose: (I) The administration of hands-only or compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including a psychomotor skill-based component, according to the guidelines of the American Red Cross or American Heart Association; and (II) The use of an automated external defibrillator; 2. If a course of study in health in middle school, junior high school or high school includes instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator: (a) A teacher who provides the instruction is not required to hold certification in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation unless required by the board of trustees of the school district pursuant to NRS 391.092 or by the governing body of the charter school. (b) The board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of the charter school may collaborate with entities to assist in the provision of the instruction and the provision of equipment necessary for the instruction, including, without limitation, fire departments, hospitals, colleges and universities and public health agencies. (c) A pupil who is enrolled in a course of study in health through a program of distance education or a pupil with a disability who cannot perform the tasks included in the instruction is not required to complete the instruction to pass the course of study in health.|
|Nev. Rev. Stat. § 450B.600||Mandate||2017-02-15||The board of trustees of a school district in a county whose population is 100,000 or more shall ensure that at least one AED is placed in a central location at each high school within the district. Additionally, AEDs must be placed: 1) at least 3 AEDs in central locations at the largest airport in Reno-Tahoe county; 2) for each county with a population over 700,000, at least 7 AEDs in central locations at the largest airport in the county; 3) at least 2 AEDs in the largest indoor sporting arena or events center controlled by the University of Nevada for each county with a population over 100,000; 4) at least 1 AED in certain state buildings; 5) at least one AED in five county buildings or offices with high pedestrian traffic for each county with a population over 100,000.|
|Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 450B.610||Registration||A manufacturer that sells an AED for commercial use in this State shall notify the purchaser in writing of the opportunity to register the defibrillator. A person who purchases an AED for commercial use in this State may register the defibrillator with the Division.|
|Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 41.500||Good Samaritan||Any person who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency medical care involving the use of an AED is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, not amounting to gross negligence, by that person in rendering that care. A business or organization that has placed an AED for use on its premises is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, not amounting to gross negligence, by the person rendering such care or for providing the AED to the person for the purpose of rendering such care.|
|Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 618.384||Training||The Administrator shall encourage all employers who are required to establish a written safety program to include as a part of that program the employment of a person who has successfully completed the training requirements of a course in basic emergency care of a person in cardiac arrest that included training in the operation and use of an automated external defibrillator.|
|Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 450B.610||Training||Each school district, medical facility and health club that provides for the placement of one or more AEDs shall require any employee who will use a defibrillator to complete the training requirements of a course in basic emergency care of a person in cardiac arrest that includes training in the operation and use of an automated external defibrillator and is conducted in accordance with the standards of the American Heart Association, the American National Red Cross or any similar organization.|
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