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Operation of public automated blood pressure machines
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
§ 396-v. Operation of public automated blood pressure machines. 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

(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

(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.