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Kentucky State AED Laws

 Summary of Requirements

A licensed Kentucky physician must oversee AED programs, ensuring compliance with training, maintenance, and notification requirements, including the establishment of AED deployment protocols and review of each use. Users should receive CPR/AED training from recognized organizations. Notify local EMS and emergency communications of the AED's location. Follow manufacturer guidelines for maintenance. In cases of cardiac arrest, activate the local EMS system and report AED use to the licensed physician if part of an entity's program.
Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpg Physician A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that there is
medical oversight of the AED program by a physician licensed in Kentucky
to ensure compliance with requirements for training, maintenance,
notification, and communication with the local emergency medical
services system. The physician providing oversight shall also work with
the AED site to establish protocols for AED deployment and conduct a
review of each use of an AED.
AED-Check.jpg CPR/AED Training A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that expected AED
users receive American Heart Association or American Red Cross training
in CPR and AED use, or an equivalent nationally recognized course in CPR
and AED use.
AED-Check.jpg EMS Notification Any person or entity who acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the
local emergency medical services system and the local emergency
communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location,
and type of AED acquired.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program A person or entity who acquires an AED shall ensure that the AED is
maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational
AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in
cardiac arrest by using an AED must activate the local emergency medical
services system as soon as possible and, if an entity with an AED
program, reports any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician.

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KY Rev. Stat 311.668 - 2010
Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.

Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
KY Rev. Stat 158.302 2016 Requires high schools to include CPR training in the health education curriculum. Provides a waiver from CPR training for students with disabilities or who are physically unable to perform the skill. Clarifies that high schools are not required to have an AED on the premises.
201 Ky. Admin. Regs. 8:550 2014 Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.
HB 383 2009 Requires high school coaches to be trained in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and in the use of automated external defibrillators;
requires automated external defibrillators be on-site for every high
school practice, athletic activity or sporting event.
HB 107 2008 An Act pertaining to public and private preschools, elementary schools,
secondary schools and athletic buildings, athletic rooms, gymnasiums,
swimming pools, athletic fields, etc. and requiring that each entity
have at least one USFDA approved automated external defibrillator in
each building used by students for learning or athletic-related events.
KY Rev. Stat 311.666 2002 Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Emergency Medical Services/System.
KY Rev. Stat 311.667 2000 Establishes guidelines for AED programs and provides for immunity for
use of an automated external defibrillator. The Act also requires that
any person or business that acquires an AED shall make sure that the
American Heart Association, American Red Cross or other nationally
recognized organizations, trains anyone who may use the AED in CPR and
AED use.
KY Rev. Stat - 311.665 2000 It is the intent of the legislature that an automated external defibrillator may be used for the purpose of saving the life of another person in cardiac arrest when used in accordance with the provisions of KRS 311.667.