Arizona AED Laws
Laws pertaining to AEDs and defibrillators in the state of Arizona can be found below. Information and statutes included are those regarding AED ownership, maintenance, medical oversight, and more.
Arizona is one of the strictest states in terms of AED and defibrillators, and there are requirements that every AED program needs to be aware of. We've highlighted statutes that are of the utmost importance in red for your convenience.
Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-2261
In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Automated external defibrillator" means a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:
2. "Defibrillation" means the administration of a controlled electrical charge to the heart to restore a viable cardiac rhythm.(a) Is approved for premarket modification by the United States food and drug administration pursuant to 21 United States Code section 360(k).(b) Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, if defibrillation should be performed.(c) Automatically charges and delivers an electrical impulse to a person's heart when it determines that defibrillation should be performed.
3. "Physician" means a physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, and who provides medical oversight services pursuant to section 36-2262.
4. "Trained user" means a person who is the expected user of an automated external defibrillator and who has completed training in its use.
5. "Training" means a state approved course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator for the lay rescuer and first responder, including the course adopted by the American heart association and in effect as of December 31, 1998.
Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-2262
Except as provided in section 36-2264, a person or entity that acquires an automated external
Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-22631. Enter into an agreement with a physician who shall oversee the aspects of public access to defibrillation. [Note: Our AED Concierge Service provides this and does not require you to locate a physician to oversee your program. This option saves you both money and time.]2. Require each trained user who uses an automated external defibrillator on a person in cardiac arrest to call telephone number 911 as soon as possible.3. Submit a written report to the bureau of emergency medical services and trauma systems in the department of health services within five working days after its use.4. Ensure that the automated external defibrillator is maintained in good working order and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
A. The following persons and entities are not subject to civil liability for any personal injury that results from any act or omission that does not amount to willful misconduct or gross negligence:
1. A physician who provides oversight.
2. A person or entity that provides training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator.
3. A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator pursuant to this article.
4. The owner of the property or facility where the automated external defibrillator is located.
5. A person or entity that provides the automated external defibrillator pursuant to this article.
6. A nonprofit entity that, in the placement of an automated external defibrillator pursuant to this article, acts as an intermediary between the provider of an automated external defibrillator and the person or entity that acquired the automated external defibrillator or the owner of the property or facility where the automated external defibrillator is located.
7. A good Samaritan. For the purposes of this paragraph, "good Samaritan" means a person who uses an automated external defibrillator to render emergency care or assistance in good faith and without compensation at the scene of any accident, fire or other life-threatening emergency.
B. The exception from civil liability provided in subsection A does not affect a manufacturer's product liability regarding the design, manufacturing or instructions for use and maintenance of an automated external defibrillator.8. A trained user.
Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-2264
Arizona Revised Statutes § 34-401A. A person who obtains an automated external defibrillator for home use pursuant to a physician's prescription is exempt from the requirements of this article.B. A person who is employed as a fire fighter, emergency medical technician or paramedic by a fire district established pursuant to title 48, chapter 5, is exempt from the requirements of this article.C. A person who is employed as a fire fighter, emergency medical technician or paramedic by a public or private fire department or an ambulance service regulated by title 36, chapter 21.1, is exempt from the requirements of this article.
A. Any state building that is constructed or any state building that undergoes a major renovation at a cost of at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars after the effective date of this section must be equipped with automated external defibrillators.B. For fiscal year 2003-2004 and each fiscal year thereafter, the joint legislative budget committee and the Governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting shall include funding for the placement of automated external defibrillators in capital budgets for new state buildings.