2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 23 - Health and Safety
Chapter 23-6.5 - Automated External Defibrillators Required at Public Places
Section 23-6.5-2 - Automated external defibrillators requirements.
§ 23-6.5-2. Automated external defibrillators requirements.
(a) As used in this chapter, "public place" means an enclosed area capable of holding three hundred (300) people or more and to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted, including, but not limited to: banks; bars; educational facilities; health-care facilities; laundromats; public transportation facilities; reception areas; restaurants; retail food production and marketing establishments; retail service establishments; retail stores; shopping malls; sports arenas; government offices; theaters; and waiting rooms. A private residence is not a "public place" unless it is used as a child-care, adult day-care, or health-care facility.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions contained in §§ 5-50-12 or 16-21-33.1 relating to automated external defibrillators in health clubs and schools, any person who owns or operates a public place as defined in subsection (a) of this section shall provide and maintain:
(1) On-site, functional automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in quantities and types, deemed by the director of health, to be adequate to ensure ready and appropriate access for use during emergencies; and
(2) At least one person who is properly trained in the operation and use of an AED. Training required by this chapter may be conducted by qualified personnel, including, but not limited to, municipal fire and police department employees.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2017, ch. 388, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 433, § 1.)