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Florida State AED Laws

 Summary of Requirements

Physicians are not subject to specific legislation. However, it is encouraged for all AED users to receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or basic first aid, including CPR training and AED proficiency. Possessors of AEDs are also encouraged to register their AEDs with the local emergency medical services medical director. AEDs must be properly maintained and tested regularly, and anyone using an AED should activate the emergency medical services system immediately upon use.
Summary of Requirements

Physician ​No Current Legislation
AED-Check.jpg CPR/AED Training All persons who use an automated external defibrillator are encouraged
to obtain appropriate training, to include completion of a course
in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or successful completion of a basic
first aid course that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation training,
and demonstrated proficiency in the use of an automated external
AED-Check.jpg EMS Notification Any person or entity in possession of an automated external
defibrillator is encouraged to notify register with the local emergency
medical services medical director of the existence and location of the
automated external defibrillator.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program Must properly maintain and test the AED on a regularly scheduled basis.
AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use Any person who uses an automated external defibrillator shall activate
the emergency medical services system as soon as possible upon use of
the automated external defibrillator.

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Good Samaritan Protection
Rescuer Purchaser Property Owner Physician Trainer
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FL Stat § 768.1325 - 2011

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

Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
House Bill No. 7011 2020 Amends law requiring AEDs on the school grounds of Florida High School Athletic Association
FL Stat § 1003.453 2018 CPR instruction, if voluntarily provided to students beginning in grade 6 (encouraged but not mandated), must be based on a "nationally recognized program" using evidence-based guidelines.
FL Stat § 768.1326 2013 Outlines AED requirements for buildings owned or leased by the state.
FL Stat § 258.0165 2012 Outlines AED requirements for state parks.
FL Stat § 429.255 2012 Outlines AED requirements for assisted living facilities.
FL Stat § 1006.165 2011 Outlines AED requirements for public schools.
FL Stat § 401.2915 2011 It is the intent of the Legislature that an AED may be used by any person for the purpose of saving the life of another person in cardiac arrest. In order to achieve that goal, the Legislature intends to encourage training in lifesaving first aid and set standards for and encourage the use of AEDs.
FL Admin Code § 64J-1.023 2008 Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
FL Admin Code § 64B5-17.015 2004 As part of the minimum standard of care, every dental office location shall be required to have an AED by February 28, 2006. Any dentist practicing after February 28, 2006, without an AED on site shall be considered to be practicing below the minimum standard of care.
FL Stat § 64B5-17.015 2004 Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.