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AED Laws and Compliance 


Creating an AED program should be a matter of safety, not a daunting task.  At Cardiac Life™, we want to do everything we can to ensure the success of your AED Program.  Below you will find a series of helpful links that go over AED legislation by state, what it means to have a Public Access Defibrillation Program, AED Program Management services, American Heart Association CPR training, how to use an AED and much more.

Fill out the AED Compliance Checklist to have a Cardiac Life representative contact you about the requirements of your state.

Useful Links

State AED Legislation

Each states' AED laws

California State AED Laws

Senate Bill No. 287 signed Oct., 2015

Public Access Defibrillation

Understanding the notification process for operating an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

American Heart Association

CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care

American College of Emergency Physicians

HeartSafe Community PowerPoint Presentation on AEDs

How to Use an AED

National Center for Early Defibrillation

American Heart Association Guidelines Overview

By American Heart Association (AHA) 2015

Cardiac Arrest and AEDs

By Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

New York State Good Samaritan Law

aed laws and compliance

§ 3000-a. Emergency medical treatment.

1. Except as provided in subdivision six of section six thousand six hundred eleven, subdivision two of section six thousand five hundred twenty-seven, subdivision one of section six thousand nine hundred nine and sections six thousand five hundred forty-seven and six thousand seven hundred thirty-seven of the education law, any person who voluntarily and without expectation of monetary compensation renders first aid or emergency treatment at the scene of an accident or other emergency outside a hospital, doctor's office or any other place having proper and necessary medical equipment, to a person who is unconscious, ill, or injured, shall not be liable for damages for injuries alleged to have been sustained by such person or for damages for the death of such person alleged to have occurred by reason of an act or omission in the rendering of such emergency treatment unless it is established that such injuries were or such death was caused by gross negligence on the part of such person. Nothing in this section shall be deemed or construed to relieve a licensed physician, dentist, nurse, physical therapist or registered physician's assistant from liability for damages for injuries or death caused by an act or omission on the part of such person while rendering professional services in the normal and ordinary course of his or her practice.

2. i. A person who, or entity, partnership, corporation, firm or society that, purchases or makes available resuscitation equipment that facilitates first aid, an automated external defibrillator or an epinephrine auto-injector device a required by or pursuant to law or local law, or

ii. an emergency health care provider under a collaborative agreement pursuant to section three thousand-b of this article with respect to an automated external defibrillator, or

iii. the emergency health care provider with a collaborative agreement under section three thousand-c of this article with respect to use of an epinephrine auto-injector device, shall not be liable for damages arising either from the use of that equipment by a person who voluntarily and without expectation of monetary compensation renders first aid or emergency treatment at the scene of an accident or medical emergency, or from the use of defectively manufactured equipment; provided that this subdivision shall not limit the person's or entity's, partnership's, corporation's, firm's, society's or the emergency health care provider's liability for his, her or its own negligence, gross negligence or intentional misconduct.