SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1419        FILED ON: 1/14/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 217



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to CPR and AED certification for athletic coaches..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 47A of Chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new sentence:—

“All coaches shall be required to have a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or other agency approved by the Department of Public Health. Such requirement shall not apply to physically disabled coaches.”

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on September 1, 2009.