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AED Legal Analysis for Iowa

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Iowa does not have statutes requiring training or placement of AED in specific locations. Medical oversight is not mandated. Good Samaritan protections are provided to rescuers and to AED acquirers, owners and premises managers if the AED is maintained in a condition for immediate use.

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Number
Effective Date Sponsor Abstract
 HB 2734 A bill for an act relating to and making appropriations to the department of human services, the department of elder affairs, the Iowa department of public health, the department of veterans affairs and the Iowa veterans home, and the department of inspections and appeals, providing for fee increases, and including other related provisions and appropriations, and providing effective dates. Various effective dates, see bill. An act relating to and making appropriations to the department of human services, the department of elder affairs, the Iowa department of public health, the department of veterans affairs and the Iowa veterans home, the department of human rights, and the department...
 HB 2743 A bill for an act relating to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund. (Formerly HSB 765). An act relating to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund, and providing an effective date.
 SR 148 A resolution recognizing the lifesaving benefits of automatic external defibrillator devices, acknowledging the importance of raising public awareness of their availability, and encouraging persons to obtain appropriate training.
 HB 2464 2004-07-01 A bill for an act providing for the establishment and funding of an automated external defibrillator grant program, and providing an effective date. Effective upon receipt of federal fund to Iowa Department of of Public Health.
 HB 2577 2004-07-01 A bill for an act relating to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund and providing an effective date. Effective 7-01-04, with exception of section 14 effective 5-17-04.
 HB 862 2005-07-01 A bill for an act relating to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund. Effective 07-01-05.
 SB 505 2008-07-01 A bill for an act relating to civil liability for damages relating to the use of an automated external defibrillator in sudden cardiac arrest emergencies. (Formerly SSB 1318.) Effective 7-1-08.

We make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of our research regarding automated external defibrillator (AED) unit laws in each state across the country, however, with laws varying from state-to-state and even on a local basis, as you might imagine, staying abreast of constant changes is a very challenging process. As such, it's important to note that our findings should be used for informational purposes only and that any specific AED laws or AED requirements for your AED program should be developed between you and your legal counsel. If you have any suggestions, information, or tips on new or pending AED unit legislation that you feel might help improve our AED requirement pages, please contact us to let us know! By spreading knowledge about how to build and manage legally compliant AED programs, we hope to improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.