Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-21.1
Sanitation Standards for Bathing Beaches

SECTION 23-21.1-1

§ 23-21.1-1. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Bathing beach" shall mean any area or tract of land, which is used in connection with swimming and/or bathing in any waters of the state except that land contiguous to the Atlantic Ocean provided:

(i) It is open to the public with or without permit and/or payment of a fee;

(ii) It is maintained as a private club or association requiring membership fees or dues; or

(iii) It is maintained with or without charge for the recreation of groups of ten (10) or more children.

(2) "Bathing water" shall mean fresh, salt, or estuarine water adjacent to any bathing beach within the state, except the Atlantic Ocean.

(3) "Department" shall mean the Rhode Island Department of Health.

(4) "Director" shall mean the director of health or his or her duly appointed agents.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 352, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 475, § 65.)