California Senate Bill 658 has made it easier
to own and operate an AED

Before SB 658

  • Inspection every 30 days
  • CPR+AED training every 2 years
  • At least 1 certified person on premises in business hours
  • Medical direction oversight
  • Annual renewal fee required

With SB 658

  • Inspection period up to 90 days
  • CPR+AED training voluntary
  • Offer AED demo at least once a year
  • One-time physician prescription on purchase
  • “How to Use” instructions, in no less than 14-point type, must be posted next to the AED