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New Hampshire State AED Laws

 Summary of Requirements

A physician's prescription is necessary for AED acquisition. Those acquiring an AED must ensure anticipated responders receive CPR and AED training. Owners of AEDs should register them with the department of safety within 30 days of acquisition. Maintain the defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines. There is currently no legislation regarding notification of AED use.
Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpg Physician Physician prescription required.
AED-Check.jpg CPR/AED Training Every person, association, corporation or other organization that
acquires an automated external defibrillator shall require anticipated
responders expected to use the automated external defibrillator to
receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external
defibrillator use.
AED-Check.jpg EMS Notification The owner of an automated external defibrillator shall register with the
department of safety under RSA 153-A:32 within 30 days of acquisition.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program The defibrillator must be maintained according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines
Notification of Use No Current Legislation

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Good Samaritan Protection
Rescuer Purchaser Property Owner Physician Trainer
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NH Rev Stat § 153-A:31 - 2002

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

Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
HB 497 2009 Establishes meeting requirements for the AED advisory commission and reduces the commission's responsibilities to provide advice for AED programs.
HB 1136 2008 Limits the training requirement for automated external defibrillator use to anticipated responders.
NH Rev Stat § 153-A:30 2008 Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.
NH Rev Stat § 153-A:33 2002 Outlines the responsibilities of: the owner of an AED and the manufacturer of the AED.
NH Rev Stat § 153-A:32 2002 There shall be established in the department of safety a registry for all automated external defibrillators in the state. The department is authorized to release information from the registry to first responders in an emergency through the enhanced 911 system. Registration shall include the address and precise location of the automated external defibrillator.
NH Rev Stat § 153-A:29 2002 Defines: Automated External Defibrillator.
NH Rev Stat § 153-A:28 2002 I. The use of automated external defibrillators addresses an important public health problem in New Hampshire. It is the intent of the legislature to encourage the use and availability of automated external defibrillators, along with training in the use of automated external defibrillators, for the purpose of saving the lives of people in cardiac arrest.
II. Further, the legislature strongly encourages dissemination of educational information regarding automated external defibrillators and encourages that access to these lifesaving devices be made widely available to businesses, schools, fire and police departments, and other public and private organizations throughout the state.
SB 386 2002 Establishes an automated external defibrillator registry in the
department of safety, and requires commercial owners to register their
SB 67 1999 Provides for immunity protection, requires training.