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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following 3 sentences:- 
     All coaches shall have a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or other agency or organization approved by the department of public health. This requirement shall not apply to a coach with a physical disability. A school district that hires a coach under this section shall not be responsible for costs associated with the certification.
      SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect on August 1, 2015.

Approved, October 31, 2014.