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Vermont State AED Laws

 Summary of Requirements

There is currently no legislation requiring physician involvement or specific CPR/AED training. However, individuals who own or lease an AED must notify the department and their regional ambulance service or first responder service of the device's existence, location, and type. They must also maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's standards and ensure that emergency personnel are summoned by calling 911 when using the device.
Summary of Requirements
Physician No Current Legislation
CPR/AED Training No Current Legislation
AED-Check.jpg EMS Notification Any person who owns or leases an AED shall notify
the department and the person's regional ambulance service or first
responder service of the existence, location, and type of device the
person possesses.
AED-Check.jpg Maintenance Program Must maintain and test the device in accordance with the applicable standards of the manufacturer
AED-Check.jpg Notification of Use A person using an AED shall be certain that emergency personnel have been summoned by calling 911.

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Good Samaritan Protection
Rescuer Purchaser Property Owner Physician Trainer
AED-Check.jpg AED-Check.jpg AED-Check.jpg No Current Legislation AED-Check.jpg

VT Stat 18 V.S.A. § 907 - 2009

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

Laws / Legislation
Date Summary
S 245 2012 Requires commissioner of education to inform school administrations about resources regarding CPR and the use of AEDs. Also requires the commissioner to provide reports containing data of schools that are offering CPR and AED instruction.
HB 34 2009 Revises
the Good Samaritan protection by removing the training requirements and
removes the requirement to maintain a relationship with a physician to
provide technical assistance and consultation regarding the AED use.
SB 283 2000 Provides requirements and immunity for use of an automated external defibrillator.
VT Stat 12 V.S.A. § 519. 1968 Grants Good Samaritan protection for UNTRAINED users.