AED Legal Analysis for Oregon
AEDs are required to be easily accessible and well maintained in health clubs, schools, colleges, large occupancy environments, pools, and camps.
Dental facilities where anesthesia is used must have at least one AED
Good Samaritan protection is extended to rescuers, AED acquirers, AED trainers, and physicians who prescribe an AED, unless they acted with gross negligence or with reckless, wanton or intentional misconduct.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|Or. Rev. Stat. § 30.802||Good Samaritan||2017-02-15||A person may not bring a cause of action against another person for damages for injury, death or loss that result from acts or omissions involving the use, attempted use or nonuse of an AED when the other person: (a) used or attempted to use an automated external defibrillator; (b) was present when an AED was used or should have been used; (c) provided training in the use of an AED; (d) is a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner and provided services related to the placement or use of an automated external defibrillator; or (e) Possesses or controls one or more automated external defibrillators placed in a public setting. This immunity does not apply if (1) The person against whom the action is brought acted with gross negligence or with reckless, wanton or intentional misconduct; or (2) The use, attempted use or nonuse of an automated external defibrillator occurred at a location where emergency medical care is regularly available. Nothing in this section affects the liability of a manufacturer, designer, developer, distributor or supplier of an automated external defibrillator, or an accessory for an automated external defibrillator.|
|Or. Rev. Stat. § 431A.450||Mandate||2017-02-15||The owner of a health club shall have on the premises at all times at least one automated external defibrillator.|
|Or. Rev. Stat. § 431A.455||Mandate||2017-02-15||The owner of a place of public assembly (defined as a single building with more than 50,000 square feet of indoor floor space and where at least 50 individuals per day congregate for business or other activities, except for worship activities) shall have on the premises at lease one AED. A community college or a public university shall have at least one AED on the campus of the community college or public university.|
|Or. Rev. Stat. § 339.345||Mandate||2017-02-15||Requires each school campus in a school district, private school campus, and public charter school campus to have at least one AED.|
|O.A.R. 333-030-0105||Mandate||2017-02-15||A camp director or license holder must ensure that residential camps with 100 or more campers and staff on-site at any one time has on-site at least one AED with pediatric and adult capability meeting the local emergency medical services' protocol.|
|O.A.R. 333-060-0210||Mandate||2017-02-15||All general-use pools, and pools at health clubs serving 100 patrons or more a day, must provide an AED on-site and accessible for use.|
|O.A.R. 818-026-0060 et seq||Mandate||2017-02-15||Dental facilities where sedation and/or anesthesia are performed must be equipped with at least one AED.|
|Or. Rev. Stat. § 339.345; OR LAWS 2015, Ch. 338, § 1||Mandate||Each school campus in a school district, private school campus and public charter school campus shall have on the premises at least one automated external defibrillator. As an integral part of the health education curriculum or the physical education curriculum for students in grades 7 through 12, each school district must provide instruction in the uses of automated external defibrillators.|
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