AEDs in New York State

In New York State, any Automated External Defibrillator (AED) deployed outside of a hospital or doctor’s office is subject to Public Health Law Article 30 Section 3000-B.  Other states have similar laws.  In short, these AEDs are offered for public access and must meet certain requirements:

  • AEDs must be registered with the local Regional Emergency Medical Services Council,
  • A physician familiar with Emergency Cardiac Care must oversee the AED in the form of a Collaborative Agreement,
  • The AED must be maintained according to the manufacturer’s standards,
  • The AED must be equipped with sufficient battery power and electrode pads within expiry,
  • Only personnel certified to administer CPR and use an AED may do so, and
  • A sign must be posted a the front entrance of a building indicating the location of the AED.

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