Club Industry is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

MA Governor Fights AED Bill

BOSTON — Massachusetts recently passed legislation requiring health clubs to have at least one automated external defibrillator (AED) on site and to train their employees how to use the devices.

The administration of Gov. Mitt Romney, however, is pushing to exempt from the law clubs with fewer than 15 employees. In a letter to lawmakers, Romney and acting Gov. Kerry Healey state while they support the goal of the bill, the requirement to purchase a portable defibrillator could impose a substantial burden on small clubs.

At least 57 of the 837 clubs in Massachusetts have 15 or fewer employees, says Amy Bantham, government relations manager for the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish