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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1291         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1163

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard J. Ross

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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 safety in youth sports.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

 

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1291        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1163

By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1163) of Winslow, Tarr, Smola and other members of the General Court for legislation to require coaches of interscholastic sports to complete first aid training courses [Joint Committee on Public Health].


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to safety in youth sports.
 

              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 111 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting, after the first paragraph of section 222(a), the following:- “All coaches of interscholastic sports must take and pass the requirements of a CPR training course and possess a valid certification card; and all coaches must complete sports first aid training.” Training may be completed in one of four ways: complete a four hour sports first aid course; complete one of the following national sports aid course programs: the American Sport Education Program, the American Red Cross Sport Safety Training Course or NFHS First Aid for Coaches; complete college coursework in sports first aid; possess one of the following licenses: M.D (Medical Doctor), D.O (doctor of osteopathic medicine), R.N (registered nurse), EMT, and A.T.C; all local school districts are responsible for documenting that all coaches have current certification.

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