One of the biggest concerns of local Kiwanians and school administration is the fear of litigation because of the improper usage of an AED. To date there has never been a successful lawsuit filed because of improper usage. Additionally, the legislatures in all three states that comprise the Louisiana, Mississippi-West Tennessee District have laws on the books that govern AED usage and Good Samaritan involvement.

For your convenience, those laws are available to be downloaded:

Overview of State Legislation

Overview of Good Samaritan Laws

Louisiana Laws:

Louisiana Statute on AEDs


Louisiana Good Samaritan Law

Mississippi Laws:

Mississippi Good Samaritan Law

Tennessee Laws:

Tennessee Statute on AEDs


Tennessee Good Samaritan Law