(A) As used in this section:
(3) "Emergency medical service provider" means a person who is an "emergency medical technician-basic," "emergency medical technician-intermediate," "emergency medical technician-paramedic," or "first responder" as defined in section 4765.01 of the Revised Code.
(B) A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator shall do all of the following:
(1) Require expected users to complete successfully a course in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is offered or approved by the American heart association or another nationally recognized organization;
(2) Maintain and test the defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines;
(3) Consult with a physician regarding compliance with the requirements of divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section.
(C) A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator may notify an emergency medical services organization of the location of the defibrillator.
(D) A person who has obtained appropriate training on how to perform automated external defibrillation and has successfully completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation may perform automated external defibrillation, regardless of whether the person is a physician, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or emergency medical service provider. When automated external defibrillation is not performed as part of an emergency medical services system or at a hospital as defined in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code, an emergency medical services system shall be activated as soon as possible.
Effective Date: 04-10-2001