AED Legal Analysis for Vermont

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Each AED must be properly maintained and tested following manufacturer's guidelines.

The acquirer of an AED must notify the State Department of Health and local EMS of the type and location of AED.

Good Samaritan protection is extended to rescuers, acquirers, trainers, and persons responsible for the location of the AED.

Related Laws

Statute Law Type Effective Date Abstract
18 V. S.A. § 907 Good Samaritan 2017-02-15 Any person who owns or leases an AED shall: (1) notify the department and the person's regional ambulance service or first responder service of the existence, location, and type of device the person possesses. Any person, other than a health care provider or as emergency medical personnel acting in the normal course of his or her duties as a health care provider or as emergency medical personnel, who acts in good faith and who renders emergency care by the use of an AED, acquires an AED, owns a premises on which an AED is located, or provides a training course in the operation of an AED shall not be liable for civil damages for that person's acts or omissions with respect to such use, ownership, or training in the operation of an AED. This subsection shall not relieve an AED manufacturer, designer, developer, distributor, installer, or supplier of any liability under any applicable statute or rule of law.

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