Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for the Lay Rescuer

Register your AED HERE​
Did you use your AED? Please fill out this FORM within seven (7) days.


Thank you for wanting to place an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the community. In communities with programs ensuring widespread CPR training and AED placement have shown improved survival rates from cardiac arrest.  ​

On September 8, 2015, SB 658 was signed into law. This bill revised several of the laws regarding civil liability for placement and use of AEDs in the community.

AB 658 provides that a person or entity that acquires an AED for emergency use is not liable for any civil damages resulting from the use of an AED to provide emergency care if that person or entity does all of the following:

  • Comply with all regulations governing the placement of an AED;
  • Notify the local EMS agency of the existence, location, and type of AED;
  • Maintain and test the AED according to the manufacturer's guidelines;
  • Test the AED at least twice a year and after each use;
  • Inspect all AEDs on the premises at least every ninety (90) days and
  • Maintain records of the maintenance and testing of the AED as required by statute.

When an AED is placed in a building, the building owner shall do all the following:

  • At least once a year, notify the tenants as to the location of the AED units and provide information to tenants about who they can contact if they want to voluntarily take AED or CPR training;
  • At least​​​​ once a year, offer a demonstration to at least one person associated with the building so that the person can be walked through how to use an AED properly in an emergency. The building owner may arrange for the demonstration or partner with a nonprofit organization to do so;
  • Next to the AED, post instructions, in no less than 14-point type, on how to use the AED.

When an AED is placed in a public or private K-12 school, the principal shall ensure that the school administrators and staff annually, received information that describes sudden cardiac arrest, the school's emergency response plan, and the proper use of an AED.  The principal shall also ensure that instructions, in no less than 14-point type, on how to use the AED are posted next to every AED.  The principal shall, at least annually, notify school employees as to the location of all AED units on the campus.

The following are no longer required to place an AED in the community:

  • Medical Oversight (Physician approval) is no longer required to purchase, place or use an AED, UNLESS a Health Studio.
  • CPR certification and training of at least one employee during business hours are no longer required.

If the AED is utilized please fill out the form below and submit it to Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services (SCEMSA) within seven (7) days of use.

Forms for AED registration and use for Public Safety and EMT service providers can be found HERE. AED use for Health Studios has NOT changed. Please read Health and Safety Code regarding Health Studios HERE. You can still use the form above for registration. 

Please do not hesitate to contact EMS Specialist Kathy Ivy @ 9160875-9765 or with any questions.