PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL ACTIONS IN COURTS OF RECORD
PARTIES TO ACTIONS
5-337. Immunity for use of automated external defibrillator (AED). (1) As used in this section, "defibrillator" means an automated external defibrillator (AED).
(2) In order to promote public health and safety:
(a) A person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall ensure that:
(i) 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;
(ii) The defibrillator is maintained and tested by the owner according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines;
(iii) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using a defibrillator must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible, and must report any clinical use of the defibrillator to the prescribing physician.
(b) Any person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall notify an agent of the emergency communications system or emergency vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of defibrillator.
(3) (a) Any person who reasonably renders emergency care using a defibrillator, without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, at the scene of an accident or emergency to a victim of the accident or emergency shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from the person’s acts or omissions.
(b) No cause of action shall be maintained against a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse, or against an emergency medical technician, fireman, peace officer, ambulance attendant or other person trained to use a defibrillator, or against a person or entity who acquires or maintains a defibrillator which arises from the reasonable use of a defibrillator in an emergency setting and no cause of action shall be maintained against a physician who wrote a prescription for the defibrillator.
(c) This immunity from civil liability does not apply if the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton or reckless misconduct.
(4) A defibrillator acquired pursuant to a prescription and possessed in compliance with subsection (2) of this section is exempt from the provisions of chapter 10, title 56, Idaho Code.
[5-337, added 1999, ch. 351, sec. 1, p. 937; am. 2004, ch. 129, sec. 1, p. 448; am. 2008, ch. 299, sec. 1, p. 836; am. 2010, ch. 344, sec. 1, p. 901; am. 2014, ch. 128, sec. 1, p. 361.]