Michigan AED Laws
Michigan residents looking for state laws pertaining to AEDs and defibrillators can find all of the relevant laws and codes below.
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MICHIGAN AED AND DEFIBRILLATOR LAWS
Michigan Compiled Laws § 691.1504
Sec. 4. (1) Subject to subsection (2), an individual who having no duty to do so in good faith voluntarily renders cardiopulmonary resuscitation to another individual is not liable in a civil action for damages resulting from an act or omission in rendering the cardiopulmonary resuscitation, except an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct.
(2) Subsection (1) applies only to a civil action that is filed or pending on or after May 1, 1986.
(3) Subject to subsection (5), an individual who having no duty to do so in good faith voluntarily renders emergency services to another individual using an automated external defibrillator is not liable in a civil action for damages resulting from an act or omission in rendering the emergency services using the automated external defibrillator, except an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct.
(4) Subject to subsection (5), the following persons are not liable in a civil action for damages resulting from an act or omission of an individual rendering emergency services using an automated external defibrillator as described in subsection (3), except if the person's actions constitute gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct:
(a) A physician who provides medical authorization for use of an automated external defibrillator.(b) An individual who instructs others in the use of an automated external defibrillator.(c) An individual or entity that owns, occupies, or manages the premises where an automated external defibrillator is located or used.
(5) Subsections (3) and (4) apply only to a civil action that is filed or pending on or after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection.
Michigan Compiled Laws § 333.26311
As used in this act:
(a) "AED" means automated external defibrillator.(b) "Department" means the department of community health.(c) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity.(d) "Health club" means an establishment that provides, as its primary purpose, services or facilities that are purported to assist patrons in physical exercise, in weight control, or in figure development, including, but not limited to, a fitness center, studio, salon, or club. A health club does not include a hotel or motel that provides physical fitness equipment or activities, an organization solely offering training or facilities for an individual sport, or a weight reduction center.
Michigan Compiled Laws § 333.26312
Beginning 1 year after the effective date of this act, [FN1] the owner or operator of a health club shall do all of the following:
(a) Employ at least 1 individual who has satisfactorily completed a course or courses in basic first aid, basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and AED use taught by the American red cross, the American heart association, or an equivalent organization approved by the department.(b) Have available on the premises of the health club an AED deployed in a manner that provides obvious and ready accessibility to staff, members, and guests.(c) Develop and implement an emergency plan to address emergency services, when needed, during operational hours at the health club.
Michigan Compiled Laws § 333.26313
(1) A person, including, but not limited to, a health club owner, operator, or employee, does not have a duty to render emergency service to an individual using an AED that a health club has on the premises.
(2) This act does not limit the applicability of 1963 PA 17, MCL 691.1501 to 691.1507.