2014 Alaska Statutes
Title 09 - CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
Chapter 09.65 - ACTIONS, IMMUNITIES, DEFENSES, AND DUTIES
Sec. 09.65.087 Civil liability for use of an automated external defibrillator.

AK Stat § 09.65.087 (2014) What's This?

(a) A person who uses or attempts to use an automated external defibrillator device on a victim of a perceived medical emergency is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of the device. This subsection does not apply to civil damages resulting from a failure to notify the appropriate emergency medical services agency.

(b) A person who acquires or provides an automated external defibrillator device for use on a victim of a perceived medical emergency is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of the device. This subsection does not apply to civil damages resulting from the failure of the person who acquires or provides the device to

(1) notify the local emergency medical response authority or other appropriate entity of the most recent placement of the device within 30 days following placement of the device;

(2) properly maintain and test the device;

(3) provide, within a reasonable proximity to the device's usual location, a means of notifying the local emergency medical response authority that an emergency exists in the event that a medical emergency occurs where the device is used; or

(4) provide appropriate training in the use of the device to an employee or agent of the person who acquires or provides the device; however, this paragraph does not apply and immunity is provided under this subsection if the period of time elapsing between hiring the person as an employee or agent and the occurrence of the harm, or between the acquisition of the device and the occurrence of the harm in any case in which the device was acquired after hiring the employee or agent, was not in excess of six months.

(c) The immunity provided by (b) of this section does not apply to a manufacturer of an automated external defibrillator.

(d) In this section, "appropriate training" means that the individual has completed an automated external defibrillator training course from the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or another automated external defibrillator training course approved by the Department of Health and Social Services.

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