Emergency Response:

5-330.  IMMUNITY OF PERSONS GIVING FIRST AID FROM DAMAGE CLAIM. That no action shall lie or be maintained for civil damages in any court of this state against any person or persons, or group of persons, who in good faith, being at, or stopping at the scene of an accident, offers and administers first aid or medical attention to any person or persons injured in such accident unless it can be shown that the person or persons offering or administering first aid, is guilty of gross negligence in the care or treatment of said injured person or persons or has treated them in a grossly negligent manner. The immunity described herein shall cease upon delivery of the injured person to either a generally recognized hospital for treatment of ill or injured persons, or upon assumption of treatment in the office or facility of any person undertaking to treat said injured person or persons, or upon delivery of said injured person or persons into custody of an ambulance attendant.

Automatic External Defibrillator:

Any person or entity that acquires an AED must ensure that:

  1. Expected defibrillator users receive training in its use and care equivalent to the CPR and AED training of the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or similar entities.
  2. The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
  3. There is involvement of a licensed physician in the site’s program to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, maintenance and guidelines for use.
  4. Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person
    defibrillator to the prescribing physician
  5. Any person or entity who acquires an AED as a result of a prescription shall notify an agent of the emergency communications system or emergency vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of AED.

No cause of action shall be maintained which arises from the good faith use of an AED in an emergency setting. This immunity from civil liability does not apply if the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.