Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) provided at the University must follow the University’s AED Program Policy which will be overseen by the Office of Risk Management and the campus AED Coordinating Committee.

An AED is a piece of medical equipment which must be prudently purchased, used under the oversight of a qualified physician, properly maintained, and inventoried with local emergency response providers. Some organizational units have expressed interest in having an AED in their own areas and under their own control.

The authorized physician having oversight of AEDs throughout the University is Jeff Adams, MD, Medical Director of the Curry Health Center (CHC). He heads the committee appointed by the Vice President for Operations and Finance to review and approve such requests and assure the necessary support system is in place and the mandated notifications have been made.  These decisions are based on the UM Policy for AEDs, which follows the requirements found in ARM 37.104.601 thru 37.104.616 (History: 50-6-503, MCA; IMP, 50-6-501, 50-6-5032 MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 1913, Eff. 9/10/99; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2305; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 337, Eff. 2/15/08.)

If you are considering purchasing an AED for your work site, please complete the AED Application Form and forward it to Chuck Emnett in the Office of Risk Management.

For questions or more information, please contact or call (406) 243-4504.