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South Carolina AED Law - Senate Bill 728 (SB 728)

The South Carolina AED Law has been enacted to give owners of an AED guidelines in which the individual or organization must follow to avoid liability.  The State of South Carolina AED Law states the following:

"Section 44-76-30. (A) A person or entity that acquires an AED shall:

(1) require its designated AED users to have current training in CPR and AED use by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or National Safety Council;

(2) maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and keep written records of maintenance and testing;

(3) employ or obtain a health care professional to serve as its AED liaison;

(4) have in place an AED program approved by its AED liaison which includes CPR and AED training, AED protocol or guidelines, AED deployment strategies, and an AED equipment maintenance plan;

(5) include in its AED protocol or guidelines that a person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia by using an AED must activate the emergency medical services system or 911 as soon as possible;

(6) report any clinical use of the AED to the AED liaison."

The State of South Carolina requires an AED program to be in place that will include CPR/AED training, have an AED protocol and guidelines, an AED deployment strategy, and the AED maintenance plan.  Each of these steps in the AED program is critical for having a successful AED program.  The law requires that the AED program have a medical professional to server as a liaison for the AED program. 

To view the South Carolina AED Law, CLICK HERE.

Our goal at AED-SHOP.com is to educate the public about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how AEDs increase the survival rate. In need of an AED for your organization, CPR training for your staff, or AED replacement accessories?  Contact us today with your questions or concerns at 877-251-7467 or customerservice@aed-shop.com. 

Posted: 3/18/2011 12:21 PM

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South Carolina Good Samaritan Law - Senate Bill 728 (SB 728)

The South Carolina Good Samaritan Law will protect individuals from liability as long as the act of aiding during an emergency is in good faith.  The State of South Carolina Good Samaritan Law states the following:

"Section 44-76-40. (1) Any person or entity acting in good faith and gratuitously shall be immune from civil liability for the application of an AED unless the person was grossly negligent in the application."

To view the South Carolina Good Samaritan Law, CLICK HERE.

Our goal at AED-SHOP.com is to educate the public about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how AEDs increase the survival rate. In need of an AED for your organization, CPR training for your staff, or AED replacement accessories?  Contact us today with your questions or concerns at 877-251-7467 or customerservice@aed-shop.com. 

Posted: 4/4/2011 12:29 PM

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South Carolina School AED Law - House Bill 3723 (HB 3723)

The State of South Carolina School AED law requires all school districts to have AEDs installed at the high schools.  The South Carolina School AED law states the following:

"Section 59-17-155. (A) Subject to appropriations by the General Assembly, each school district shall develop and implement an automated external defibrillator program meeting the requirements of Chapter 76 of Title 44 of the 1976 Code for each high school in the district. The program must include provisions that:

(1) require an operational automatic external defibrillator on the grounds of the high school;

(2) require all persons who are reasonably expected to use the device to obtain appropriate training, including completion of a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or a basic first aid course that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and demonstrated proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator. The school district superintendent, or the superintendent's designee, shall determine who is reasonably expected to use the device;

(3) establish guidelines for periodic inspections and maintenance of the defibrillators; and

(4) define the purpose of the program and the manner in which the program will operate."

The School AED Law requires that an AED be on the grounds of the high school.  Training should be provided to those who would be expected to use the AED and perform CPR.  The AED must be maintained according to the manufacture's guidelines as well.  The maintenance requires that the pads and batteries be replaced according to the expiration date.

To view the South Carolina School AED Law, CLICK HERE.

Our goal at AED-SHOP.com is to educate the public about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how AEDs increase the survival rate. In need of an AED for your organization, CPR training for your staff, or AED replacement accessories?  Contact us today with your questions or concerns at 877-251-7467 or customerservice@aed-shop.com. 

Posted: 4/4/2011 12:39 PM
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