AED Legal Analysis for Ohio
Possessors of AEDs must encourage potential users to complete approved CPR/AED training.
The AED must be properly maintained and tested following the manufacturer's guidelines.
The law grants qualified immunity from civil liability to those who: install or place AEDs; design CPR and AED programs; acquire an AED; have responsibility for locations with an AED; or who are a licensed physician who prescribes an AED.
The law recommends, but does not require, AED owners to notify local EMS of the location of the AED.
Students grade 9 - 12 must receive CPR/AED training as a prerequisite to graduation.
Employees of each school district must be trained in CPR/AED, and high school students must receive CPR/AED training.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|Ohio Rev Code - § 3313.717.||2018-02-15||The board of education of each school district may require the placement of an automated external defibrillator in each school under the control of the board. Not later than July 1, 2018, pursuant to section 3313.6023 of the Revised Code, all persons employed by a school district shall receive training in the use of an automated external defibrillator in accordance with that section.|
|Ohio Rev Code - § 3313.6021||2018-02-15||Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, except as provided in division (E) of this section, each school operated by a school district which offers grades nine to twelve shall provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Instruction shall include the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator and shall be either of the following: (1) An instructional program developed by the American heart association or the American red cross that includes instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator; (2) An instructional program that is nationally recognized and based on the most current national, evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. (C) No student shall receive certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator unless the student is trained by an authorized or certified instructor. (D) Nothing in this section requires a licensed educator to be certified to provide training in the manner prescribed by this section to facilitate, provide, or oversee instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator that does not result in certification of students. (E) If a student is excused from taking instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation under division (A)(8) of section 3313.60 of the Revised Code or if the student is a child with a disability and is incapable of performing the psychomotor skills required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to use an automated external defibrillator, as indicated in the student's IEP, the student shall not be required to receive instruction as prescribed by this section. As used in this section, "child with a disability" and "IEP" have the same meanings as in section 3323.01 of the Revised Code.|
|Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3701.85||Recommendations||2001-04-01||Registration and training in AED and CPR is recommended but not required.|
|Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.235||Good Samaritan||1998-12-17||Except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct, no physician shall be held liable in civil damages providing a prescription for an AED. Except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct, no person shall be held liable in civil damages for providing training in AED, authorizing, directing, or supervising the installation or placement of an AED, designing, managing, or operating a cardiopulmonary resuscitation or AED program, acquiring an AED, or owning, managing, or having responsibility for a premises or location where an AED has been placed.|
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