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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1489         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 552

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John H. Rogers and James E. Timilty

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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 requiring automated external defibrillators in assisted living residences.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1489        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 552

By Representative Rogers of Norwood and Senator Timilty, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 552) of John H. Rogers, James E. Timilty and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to require automated external defibrillators in assisted living residences.  Elder Affairs. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act requiring automated external defibrillators in assisted living residences.
 

              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 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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