senate Bill S4485

Requires health clubs to provide automated external defibrillators during business hours when they are staffed

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 06 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.587
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A3798

Summary

Requires health clubs to provide automated external defibrillators during business hours when they are staffed.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3798
Versions:
S4485
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง627-a, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S8366, A11458A

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4485

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general business law, in relation to health clubs providing
automated external defibrillators on site during staffed operating hours

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill clarifies the General
Business Law to provide that persons trained in AED use must be on
the premises of a health club during staffed hours.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one - amends subdivision one
of section 627 -a of the General Business Law by changing the
business hours during which an employee or volunteer in a health club
must be trained in AED use to staffed business hours.

Section two - provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation amends the General Business Law to
address the issue of AEDs in health clubs to clarify that an employee
or authorized volunteer of such health club who has been trained in
the administration of CPR and an AED only need be present at the club
during staffed business hours. This resolves any ambiguity regarding
liability claims that might arise when a club is open but is not
"staffed." Some health clubs are accessible to patrons during
non-staffed business hours.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATION:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4485

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Consumer Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend the general business law, in relation to health clubs
  providing automated external defibrillators  on  site  during  staffed
  operating hours

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 627-a of the general business law,
as added by chapter 186 of the laws of  2004,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  Every  health club as defined under paragraph b of subdivision one
of section three thousand-d of the public health law whose membership is
five hundred persons or more shall have on the  premises  at  least  one
automated  external  defibrillator  and shall have in attendance, at all
times during STAFFED business hours, at least one individual  performing
employment  or  individual acting as an authorized volunteer who holds a
valid certification of completion of a course in the study of the opera-
tion of AEDs and a valid certification of the completion of a course  in
the  training  of cardiopulmonary resuscitation provided by a nationally
recognized organization or association.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07868-01-1

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