SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 19D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition “Assisted living residence” the following definition:-
“Automated external defibrillator”, a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:-
(1) has received approval of its pre-market notification filed pursuant to 21 U.S.C. §360(k) from the United States Food and Drug Administration;
(2) is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia, and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed; and
(3) upon determining that defibrillation should be performed, automatically charges and requests delivery of an electrical impulse to an individual's heart.
SECTION 2. Subsection (a) of section 10 of chapter 19D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following clause:-
(8). Have available on the premises of the assisted living residence an automated external defibrillator deployed in a manner that provides obvious and ready accessibility to residents.
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