2016 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 44 - Health
CHAPTER 76 - AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS
Section 44-76-30. Training, maintenance, testing, use and reporting requirements for automated external defibrillators.

SC Code § 44-76-30 (2016) What's This?

A person or entity that acquires an AED shall:

(1) require its designated AED users to have current training in CPR and AED use by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, or National Safety Council, or training from a program that meets or exceeds the training standards of these organizations;

(2) maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and keep written records of maintenance and testing;

(3) employ or obtain a health care professional to serve as its AED liaison;

(4) have in place an AED program approved by its AED liaison which includes CPR and AED training, AED protocol or guidelines, AED deployment strategies, and an AED equipment maintenance plan;

(5) include in its AED protocol or guidelines that a person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia by using an AED must activate the emergency medical services system or 911 as soon as possible; and

(6) report any clinical use of the AED to the AED liaison.

HISTORY: 1999 Act No. 34, Section 1; 2008 Act No. 206, Section 3, eff May 14, 2008.

Effect of Amendment

The 2008 amendment deleted the designation of the introductory paragraph as subsection (A); and, in item (1), added the reference to the American Safety and Health Institute and the provision at the end relating to the requirement of training from a program that meets the training standards of the organizations listed.

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