Title 40. Public Health and Safety

Chapter 5-C. Health Provisions: Emergency Medical Services

Part IV. Automated External Defibrillators


40:1137.2      Definitions


As used in this Part “automated external defibrillator” and “AED” mean a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:


(1) Has received approval of its pre-market notification filed pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 360(k) from the United States Food and Drug Administration.


(2) Is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia and is capable of determining whether defibrillation should be performed.


(3) Upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, automatically charges and requests delivery of an electrical impulse to an individual’s heart.


(4) Is capable of delivering the electrical impulse to an individual’s heart.


Redesignated from R.S. 40:1236.12 by H.C.R. No. 84 of the 2015 Regular Session. Added by Acts 1999, No. 825, § 1.