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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 940         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 261

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James T. Welch

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

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

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James T. Welch

 

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 940        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 261

By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 261) of James T. Welch and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to CPR and AED certification for athletic coaches.  Education.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 217 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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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 2008 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding the following sentences:- 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 May 1, 2011.

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