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Automated external defibrillator; camps and youth sports programs
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 30
§ 3000-f. Automated external defibrillator; camps and youth sports
programs. 1. Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context
clearly requires otherwise, the following terms have the following

(a) "Automated external defibrillator" means a medical device,
approved by the United States food and drug administration, that: (i) is
capable of recognizing the presence or absence in a patient of
ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia; (ii) is
capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether
defibrillation should be performed on a patient; (iii) upon determining
that defibrillation should be performed, automatically charges and
requests delivery of an electrical impulse to a patient's heart; and
(iv) then, upon action by an operator, delivers an appropriate
electrical impulse to a patient's heart to perform defibrillation.

(b) "Training course" means a course approved by a
nationally-recognized organization or the state emergency medical
services council in the operation of automated external defibrillators.

(c) "Nationally-recognized organization" means a national organization
approved by the department for the purpose of training people in use of
an automated external defibrillator.

(d) "Camp" means a children's overnight camp, summer day camp, or
traveling summer day camp, as such terms are defined in section thirteen
hundred ninety-two of this chapter, that is subject to regulation by the

(e) "Youth sports program" means any league or recreation program
organized to provide group athletic activity to individuals under
seventeen years old or programs providing athletic activity for high
school students regardless of the age of the participants of such
programs. Public school athletic programs subject to the requirements of
section nine hundred seventeen of the education law shall not be subject
to the requirements of this section.

2. Within one hundred eighty days of the effective date of this
section, each camp, and each youth sports program that either hosts or
participates in games, matches, tournaments, leagues, or similar
activities in which at least five teams are participating, shall
establish an automated external defibrillator implementation plan
describing how the camp or program will:

(a) make available an automated external defibrillator or describe
reasonable access to an automated external defibrillator at every camp,
game and practice; and

(b) use best efforts to ensure that there is at least one employee,
volunteer, coach, umpire or other qualified adult who is present at each
such camp, game and practice who has successfully completed a training
course within the preceding twenty-four months of each such camp
session, game and practice.

(c) Each camp and youth sports program shall maintain records that
such camp or youth sports program possesses at least one automated
external defibrillator.

(d) Implementation plans shall include an equipment checklist and
cardiac emergency protocol for when cardiac emergency incidents occur.

(e) Implementation plans can include automated external defibrillator
access provided by athletic facilities, playing fields or site for games
or practices where the operator of the facility provides automated
external defibrillator access at their location.

3. Implementation of automated external defibrillator plans shall be
done in accordance with the requirements and protections of section
3000-b of this article.