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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ORC Ann. 2305.235(B)

Summary Title

Liability: Physician Using AED

Summary

A physician who uses an AED will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with the intent to cause harm.

Full Title

Immunity as to automated external defibrillation.

Full Text

(B) Except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct, no physician shall be held liable in civil damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property for providing a prescription for an automated external defibrillator approved for use as a medical device by the United States food and drug administration or consulting with a person regarding the use and maintenance of a defibrillator.