Project ADAM Legislation Chart

Project ADAM affiliate programs advocate for state legislation that results in trained staff and students in CPR and AED use, practiced plans to respond to sudden cardiac arrest and the availability of AEDs in our schools and communities.

The chart below depicts the current CPR and AED related legislation in our affiliate states.



School Staff CPR/AED Training Requirements

AEDs in Schools

CPR Graduation Requirement

Pending Legislation


Good Samaritan Law;


CPR and AED use is required in any health education course offered from grades 9 to 12, and grades 7 to 12 beginning in the 2017-2018 school year



Good Samaritan Law;


Mandated in every health education class beginning 2017-2018 school year



Legislators are to provide requirements on maintaining and using the AED and to provide for state funding of AED; Good Samaritan Law


Each public high school which has an interscholastic athletics program is required to have at least one functional AED on site at such school at all times for use during emergencies


SCA Prevention Act


Cardiac Emergency Response Plan required; Biannual bidding process for state appropriated funds for up to 2 AEDs per school as requested; requires minimum of 4 people trained in AED use per school with an AED. Schools required to annually report status of AED to state; Good Samaritan Law applies to those who have been certified in CPR/AED only


Encouraged, not required.

Not required

CPR training as a graduation requirement (2017)


Good Samaritan Law;

Required for coaches, school nurses, PE teachers, marching band directors, and student athletic trainers

Required in schools and athletic venues




Good Samaritan Law;


AED required at all public schools who are members of Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). AED costs are covered by private and public partnerships.



Good Samaritan Law;



Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act; Physician-approved Emergency Action Plan required; Good Samaritan Law;


Encouraged, not required. Requires Project ADAM Heart Safe School plan or those recommended by AHA




Cardiac Emergency Response Plan required; Good Samaritan Law;



Cardiac Emergency Response Plan; Good Samaritan Law;





Good Samaritan Law


Encouraged, not required. If acquired, training, inspection, and physician involvement required. AED must be equipped for children and adults and use is limited to school property and events.


Project ADAM National Affiliates, Updated October 2016