2007 -- H 6470 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - HEALTH CLUBS
Introduced By: Representative Bruce J. Long
Date Introduced: May 31, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 5-50-12 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-50 entitled "Health
Clubs" is hereby amended to read as follows:
5-50-12. Defibrillators. -- (a) Every health club registered with the department of
attorney general pursuant to this chapter shall have at least one automated external defibrillator
(AED) on the premises. The AED will at all times be deployed in a manner in which best
provides accessibility to staff, members and guests. At least one employee per shift must be
properly trained by the American Heart Association or comparable state recognized agency in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED, and must be on duty during hours of operation.
(b) Any facility that has a health club on premises that currently complies with all parts
within this act shall be exempted from duplication.
(c) A cause of action against a health club or its employees, in connection with the use or
nonuse of an AED, shall not exist except in cases where the health club has failed to purchase an
AED as required under this act and in cases of willful or wanton negligence.
(d) A knowing or willful violation of this section by a health club may result in
suspension or revocation of its registration.
(e) Any health club which operates a facility on a key pass basis with no attending
employees at anytime is exempt from the trained employee on duty requirement set forth in
subsection (a) herein of this section.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.