2016 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Chapter 140 - Emergency Services
Part 4 - Automated External Defibrillators
§ 68-140-402. Part definitions.

TN Code § 68-140-402 (2016) What's This?

As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "AED" or "defibrillator" means an automated external defibrillator; and

(2) "Automated external defibrillator (AED)" means a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:

(A) Has received approval of its premarket notification, filed pursuant to 21 U.S.C. ยง 360(R), 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.

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