{"AED":"Automated External Defibrillator"}
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Law Number

NM Stat. Ann. 24-10C-7

Summary Title

Liability: Use of AED

Summary

An individual, who provides training or supervision regarding the use of an AED, will not be held legally responsible. An individual, who provides emergency care using an AED, will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Limited liability protections

Full Text

A. The following persons who render emergency care or treatment by the use of an automated external defibrillator pursuant to the provisions of the Cardiac Arrest Response Act shall not be subject to civil liability, provided that they have acted with reasonable care and in compliance with the requirements of that act: (1) a trained targeted responder who provides supervisory services pursuant to the Cardiac Arrest Response Act; (2) a person that provides training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of automated external defibrillation; (3) a person that acquires, provides or makes available to the public an automated external defibrillator pursuant to the Cardiac Arrest Response Act; (4) the owner, manager or operator of the property or facility where the automated external defibrillator is located; (5) a person that authorizes, directs or supervises the installation or placement of an automated external defibrillator; and (6) the trained targeted responder. B. A good Samaritan who renders emergency care or treatment by the use of an automated external defibrillator pursuant to the provisions of the Cardiac Arrest Response Act shall not be subject to civil liability; provided that the good Samaritan has acted without willful, wanton or reckless behavior that is the cause of injury or death and in compliance with the requirements of that act.