2021 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 44 - Health
Chapter 76 - Automated External Defibrillators
Section 44-76-20. Definitions.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 44-76-20 (2021)

For purposes of this chapter:

(1) "Automated external defibrillator" or "AED" means an automated external defibrillator which is a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:

(a) has received approval of its pre-market notification filed pursuant to the United States Code, Title 21, Section 360(k), from the United States Food and Drug Administration;

(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, whether defibrillation should be performed; and

(c) upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, automatically charges and requests delivery of an electrical impulse to an individual's heart.

(2) "Health care professional" means a licensed physician, surgeon, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse.

(3) "Designated AED user" means a person identified by the person or entity acquiring an AED who has received training in the use of an AED pursuant to this chapter.

HISTORY: 1999 Act No. 34, Section 1.

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