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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1035         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 206

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Barry R. Finegold

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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 to require heart screening for interscholastic athletes..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Barry R. Finegold

 

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1035        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 206

By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 206) of Barry R. Finegold and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to require heart screening for interscholastic athletes.  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 389 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to require heart screening for interscholastic athletes..
 

              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. Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 57 the following section:-

              Section 57A.  (a) The committee, or board of health in those municipalities where school health services are the responsibility of the board of health, shall cause every student in the public schools that participates in an interscholastic athletic program to undergo an electrocardiogram (EKG) test.  The State Board of Education shall determine how often a student must undergo EKG testing.

              (b) The State Board of Education shall require the committee, or board of health in those municipalities where school health services are the responsibility of the board of health, to provide the results of a student’s EKG test to the student’s parent or guardian.

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