1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 26: Miscellaneous


Section 396-V Operation of public automated blood pressure machines

General Business (GBS)

1. Any person, firm, partnership, company or corporation which distributes, installs, leases or sells automated blood pressure machines in public places or places of employment for the unsupervised, self-administered testing by the general public or employee populations, whether these services are offered gratuitously or sold, shall post in a conspicuous place, permanently affixed to the machine, a sign upon which there shall be imprinted in ten-point type or larger the following statements:

  (a) These instruments serve merely as screening devices.

  (b) They should not be used as a substitute for professional medical consultation.

  (c) Blood pressure is subject to variation for many reasons. A single high or low reading cannot be interpreted as an indication of a health problem.

  (d) Blood pressure readings can only be interpreted by a qualified medical professional. Self diagnosis may be hazardous.

  2. A violation of any of the provisions of subdivision one of this section shall be punishable by a civil penalty of not more than two hundred fifty dollars.