{"AED":"automated external defibrillator; A portable device that uses electric shock to restore a stable heart rhythm to an individual in cardiac arrest."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

HRS 663-1.5(f)

Summary Title

Liability: Physician or Physician Assistant Training of AED


A physician or physician assistant who provides a training for the use of an AED will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Exception to liability

Full Text

(f) Any physician or physician assistant who administers an automated external defibrillator program without remuneration or expectation of remuneration shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or omission involving the use of an automated external defibrillator, except as may result from the physician's or physician assistant's gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions.