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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2008

LCO No. 4570

   
 

*SB0068704570SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCDONALD, 27th Dist.

REP. HURLBURT, 53rd Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 687

File No. 438

Cal. No. 266

In line 13, strike "available" and substitute "accessible" in lieu thereof

Strike section 2 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2009) (a) Not later than January 1, 2009, the athletic department of each institution of higher education shall develop and implement a policy consistent with this section concerning the availability and use of automatic external defibrillators during intercollegiate sport practice, training and competition.

(b) Each athletic department of an institution of higher education shall (1) (A) provide and maintain in a central location on the premises of the athletic department at least one automatic external defibrillator, as defined in section 19a-175 of the general statutes, and (B) make such central location known and accessible to employees and student-athletes of such athletic department during all hours of intercollegiate sport practice, training and competition, (2) ensure that at least one licensed athletic trainer or other person who is trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automatic external defibrillator in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association is on the premises of such athletic department during all hours of intercollegiate sport practice, training and competition, (3) maintain and test the automatic external defibrillator in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines, (4) promptly notify a local emergency medical services provider after each use of such automatic external defibrillator, and (5) comply with the requirements of section 19a-197 of the general statutes. As used in this section "the premises of the athletic department" means those premises that are used for intercollegiate sport practice, training or competition and may include, but need not be limited to, an athletic building or room, gymnasium, athletic field or stadium; and "intercollegiate sport" means a sport played at the collegiate level for which eligibility requirements for participation by a student-athlete are established by a national association for the promotion or regulation of collegiate athletics. "