Wednesday, January 16, 2008

AED use and the law

I actually found the legislation, for my legal jurisdiction, that applies to the use of an AED outside of a health care setting. The legislation says that a person "...who, in good faith, voluntarily and without reasonable expectation of compensation or reward uses a defibrillator on a person experiencing an emergency is not liable for damages that result from the person’s negligence in acting or failing to act while using the defibrillator, unless it is established that the damages were caused by the gross negligence of the person.". The legislation came into force in July 2007.

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