AED Legal Analysis for Iowa
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.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|I.C.A. § 613.17||Good Samaritan||The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use, or an attempted use, of an AED. A person or entity that acquires an AED will not be liable for any civil damages for acts or omissions arising out of the use of an AED.|
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