{"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

745 ILCS 49/12

Summary Title

Liability: Use of an AED


An individual who, in good faith and without compensation, provides emergency care by 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. The person must follow their AED training in order to have this section apply.

Full Title

use of an automated external defibrillator; exemption from civil liability for emergency care

Full Text

As provided in Section 30 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act [410 ILCS 4/30], any automated external defibrillator user who in good faith and without fee or compensation renders emergency medical care involving the use of an automated external defibrillator in accordance with his or her training is not liable for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission, except for willful and wanton misconduct, by that person in rendering that care.