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Law Number

ORC Ann. 2305.235(C)

Summary Title

Liability: Individual Using AED


An individual will not be held legally responsible for injury, death, or damage to property caused by an AED. An individual will not be held legally responsible for obtaining an AED, for owning an AED, supervising the installation of an AED, or for providing training regarding the use of an AED.They can be held legally responsible if acting with intent to cause injury.

Full Title

Immunity as to automated external defibrillation.

Full Text

(C) Except in the case of willful or wanton misconduct, no person shall be held liable in civil damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property for doing any of the following: (1) Providing training in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; (2) Authorizing, directing, or supervising the installation or placement of an automated external defibrillator; (3) Designing, managing, or operating a cardiopulmonary resuscitation or automated external defibrillation program; (4) Acquiring an automated external defibrillator; (5) Owning, managing, or having responsibility for a premises or location where an automated external defibrillator has been placed.