Utah AED Law
House Bill 0098 - Passed 1998
Enrolled Copy H.B. 98
AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR
1998 GENERAL SESSION
STATE OF UTAH
Sponsor: John L. Valentine
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH; PERMITTING A TRAINED PERSON TO PERFORM
CPR AND USE A FULLY AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR WITHOUT A
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
26-8-7.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 26-8-7.5 is enacted to read:
26-8-7.5. Fully automatic external defibrillator.
(1) "Basic emergency care training for cardiac arrest" means a course that:
(a) includes instruction on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the operation and use of a
fully automatic external defibrillator; and
(b) is conducted in accordance with guidelines of the American Heart Association by a
person qualified by training or experience.
(2) Notwithstanding Section 26-8-7, a person who has received basic emergency care
training for cardiac arrest may provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use a fully automatic
external defibrillator without a license, certificate, designation, or permit issued under this chapter
or Title 58, Occupations and Professions.