Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2008

LCO No. 4016

   
 

*SB0068704016SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FREEDMAN, 26th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 687

File No. 438

Cal. No. 266

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2009) (a) Not later than January 1, 2009, each local or regional board of education shall develop and implement a policy consistent with this section concerning the availability and use of automatic external defibrillators during athletic activities and events at any high school under the jurisdiction of said board.

(b) Each local or regional board of education shall ensure that the athletic department of any high school under the jurisdiction of said board: (1) (A) Provides and maintains 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) makes such central location known and available to employees and student-athletes of such athletic department, (2) ensures that at least one licensed athletic trainer is on the premises of such athletic department during hours of operation 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, (3) maintains and tests the automatic external defibrillator in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines, (4) promptly notifies a local emergency medical services provider after each use of such automatic external defibrillator, and (5) complies 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 a sport that involves physical contact between players as part of normal play, and may include, but need not be limited to, an athletic building or room, gymnasium, athletic field or stadium, or other venue used for athletics. "