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North Carolina State AED Laws

 Summary of Requirements

A licensed physician in North Carolina is required for a prescription. The person responsible for the AED site must provide a training program to be eligible for immunity. Sellers of AEDs must notify the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services about the AED's existence, location, and type. There is currently no legislation regarding maintenance or notification of use.
Summary of Requirements
AED-Check.jpg Physician A physician licensed in North Carolina needed for prescription.
AED-Check.jpg CPR/AED Training The person responsible for the site where the AED is located must provide a program of training to be eligible for immunity.
AED-Check.jpg EMS Notification In order to enhance public health and safety, a seller of an AED shall
notify the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services,
Division of Facilities Services, Office of EMS of the existence,
location, and type of AED.
Maintenance Program No Current Legislation
Notification of Use No Current Legislation

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AED-Check.jpg No Current Legislation AED-Check.jpg AED-Check.jpg AED-Check.jpg

NC General Stat § 90-21.14 - 2014

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

Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
NC Admin Code 21 NCAC 16Q .0302 2017 Outlines AED requirements for dental offices.
HB 914 2012 Requires that AEDs are places in all government buildings and training is provided for state employees working within the buildings.
NC General Stat § 90-21.15 2007 Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Person, and Training.