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SENATE DOCKET, NO.                 FILED ON: 1/19/2012

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2109



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Twelve



An Act relative to cardiopulmonary resuscitation  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 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following 2 sentences:- 

              All coaches shall be required to have a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or other agency approved by the department of public health. Such requirement shall not apply to physically disabled coaches. A school district which hires a coach under this section shall not be responsible for costs associated with said certification.

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on August 1, 2012.

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