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Colorado State AED Laws

 Summary of Requirements

A licensed physician must oversee AED program compliance, including training, notification, and maintenance. Expected users should receive AED/CPR training, and AED acquirers must notify emergency communications of AED locations. Written plans, approved by a physician, must cover AED placement, personnel training, EMS coordination, medical oversight, maintenance, authorized users, and usage reporting. During a cardiac arrest, AED users must activate emergency medical services promptly.
Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpg Physician Must have involvement of a licensed physician to ensure AED program compliance for training, notification, and maintenance.
AED-Check.jpg CPR/AED Training Expected users of the AED should receive AED/CPR training.
AED-Check.jpg EMS Notification Any person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator
shall notify an agent of the applicable emergency communications or
vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that written plans
ARE in place concerning the placement of AEDs, training of personnel,
pre-planned coordination with the emergency medical services system,
medical oversight, AED maintenance, identification of personnel
authorized to use AEDs, and reporting of AED utilization, which written
plans have been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician
AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in sudden
cardiac arrest by using an AED must activate the emergency medical
services system as soon as possible.

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C.R.S. 13-21-108.1 - 2009

Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.

Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
HB19-1183 2019 Defines a public place and encourages any person that owns, operates, or manages a public place to place functional automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in sufficient quantities to ensure reasonable availability for use during perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.
3 CCR 709-1 2016 Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.
C.R.S. 22-1-129 2014 Outlines fund receiving policies for schools with the intent on acquiring and maintaining an AED.
C.R.S. 22-1-125 2008 Outlines AED requirements for public schools.
C.R.S. 22-1-125.5 2008 No later than January 1, 2015, coaches of athletic programs employed by local education providers must be currently certified in CPR and must have received instruction in the effective use of an AED. The state board shall promulgate rules concerning the coaching staff positions that are included in this requirement.