AED Legal Analysis for Wyoming

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AED possessors must (i) obtain appropriate CPR/AED training and receive refresher training every two years; (ii) ensure the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines; and (iii) notify EMS of the existence, location, and type of AED.

The person responsible for the site where the AED is located is granted immunity from civil liability for any acts (that do not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence) if that person complies with the training, registration, and notification requirements above.

Good Samaritan protection is extended to rescuers, physicians who prescribe AEDs, AED trainers, and AED possessors who comply with training, maintenance, and testing, and EMS notification requirements.

Dental offices which administers minimal sedation must have an AED on site.

Related Laws

Statute Law Type Effective Date Abstract
Wy. Reg. Code 12 Other Requirements 2018-02-19 (a) Minimal Sedation. Any dentist that administers minimal sedation shall provide the following equipment, which shall be functional and available at all times: (v) A manual or automatic external defibrillator.
Wyo. Stat. § 35-26-102 Training Requirement; Registration Requirement 2017-02-15 All persons who possess an AED shall obtain appropriate training in CPR and in the use of an AED by nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use and receives refresher training every two years. Any person or entity in possession of the AED shall notify an agent of the emergency communications center and the local ambulance service of the existence, location and type of AED.
Wyo. Stat. § 35-26-103 Good Samaritan Any person who uses or attempts to use an AED on a victim of a perceived medical emergency, any prescribing physician who authorizes the purchase of the AED and any individual who provides training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the use of an AED shall be immune from civil liability for any harm resulting from the use or attempted use of such device, unless the harm involved was caused by willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, reckless misconduct or a conscious, flagrant indifference to the safety of the victim who was harmed. Any person responsible for the site where the AED is located shall be immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from any act or omission of acts that do not amount to willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence. Any clinical use of the AED shall be reported to the licensed physician.

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