Vermont AED Laws
All AED laws and statutes for Vermont can readily be found below for your convenience and AED research.
Statutes of particular importance have been highlighted in red, which you'll want to pay particular attention to in order to ensure your AED program is fully compliant with Vermont state law regarding AEDs and defibrillators.
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VERMONT AED LAWS + STATUTES
Vermont Statutes § 907
Automated external defibrillators:
(a) As used in this section:
(1) "Automated external defibrillator (AED)" means a medical device approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, that:
(b) [Deleted].(A) is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia;(B) is capable of determining whether defibrillation should be performed on an individual;(C) upon determination that defibrillation should be performed, automatically charges and requests delivery of an electrical impulse to an individual's heart; and(D) then, upon action by an operator, delivers an appropriate electrical impulse to the patient's heart to perform defibrillation.
(c) Any person who owns or leases an AED shall:
(d)(1) Any person, other than a person defined as a health care provider by section 9432(8) of this title or as emergency medical personnel by subdivision 2651(6) of Title 24 acting in the normal course of his or her duties as a health care provider or as emergency medical personnel, who acts in good faith and who renders emergency care by the use of an AED, acquires an AED, owns a premises on which an AED is located, or provides a training course in the operation of an AED shall not be liable for civil damages for that person's acts or omissions with respect to such use, ownership, or training in the operation of an AED unless those acts or omissions were grossly negligent or willful and wanton.(1) 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; and(2) maintain and test the device in accordance with the applicable standards of the manufacturer.
(2) This subsection shall not relieve an AED manufacturer, designer, developer, distributor, installer, or supplier of any liability under any applicable statute or rule of law.
(e) This section shall not be construed to create a duty to act under section 519 of Title 12 for any person.
An act relating to requiring cardiovascular care instruction in public and independent schools:
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1 16 V.S. A.§ 131. DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of this subchapter, “comprehensive health education” means a systematic and extensive elementary and secondary educational program designed to provide a variety of learning experiences based upon knowledge of the human organism as it functions within its environment. The term includes the study of:
(3) Safety including:
(A) first aid, disaster prevention, and accident prevention; and(B) information regarding and practice of compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators;
Sec. 2 16 V.S.A. § 212 COMMISSIONER’S DUTIES GENERALLY
The commissioner shall execute those policies adopted by the state board in the legal exercise of its powers and shall:
(18) Annually inform superintendents and principals of regional resources available to assist schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated eternal defibrillators and provide updated information to the education community regarding the provisions of a comprehensive health education.