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State of Georgia AED Laws

Summary Of Requirements

Physician
Must have involvement of a licensed Physician to ensure AED compliance.
 
 CPR/AED Training
Expected users of the AED should receive AED/CPR training. 
 
 EMS Notification
Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.
 
 Maintenance Program
The defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.
 
 Notification of Use
Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in sudden cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the licensed physician or other person authorized by the composite board who is supervising the program.  


Good Samaritan Protection
 
 Rescuer 
 
 Property owner where the AED                    resides
 
 Purchaser of the AED
 
 Physician on the directive or Rx of              a device
 
 Trainer of the CPR/AED course

Reference
Date
Summary
Georgia Code 20-2-149.1
2015
Outlines instructions to ensure a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs in a school system.
Georgia Regulation 160-4-2.12
2013 
A comprehensive health and educational program. 
Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, each local board of education which operates a school with grades 9 through 12 shall provide instruction in CPR and the use of an AED to its students as a requirement within existing health or physical education courses.
Georgia Code 31-11-53.2 
2010 
Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
Georgia Code 31-11-53.1
2010
Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Defibrillation, and First Responder.
Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
Georgia Code 20-2-775
2010 
Outlines AED requirements for schools. Outlines instructions to ensure a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.
Georgia Regulation 150-13.02
2010 
Outlines AED requirements for dental offices. Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia Permits
Georgia Regulation 150-13.01
2010 
Outlines AED requirements for dental offices. Conscious Sedation Permits
The information posted here is not intended as legal advice and it could contain inaccurate or incomplete information as laws are updated and changed. Please contact your state representative should you require additional information on the GA State AED Laws.  ESHS makes every attempt to keep the public informed on current Health and Safety Laws in Georgia.