Part 801 - Availability of Resuscitation Equipment in Certain Public Places

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
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Section 801.1 - Definitions

801.1 Definitions. For the purposes of this Part, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

(a) “Accessible Area” means any area, which can be easily identified by, and is readily accessible to, patrons. “Accessible areas” may include but shall not be limited to the following: bar area, service counter area, host/hostess station, registration desk, and concession stand.

(b) “Bar” means any establishment which is devoted to the sale and service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption and in which the service of food, if served at all, is incidental to the consumption of such beverages.

(c) “Health Club” means any commercial establishment offering instruction, training or assistance and/or the facilities for the preservation, maintenance, encouragement or development of physical fitness or well-being. “Health Club” as defined herein shall include, but not be limited to, health spas, health studios, gymnasiums, weight control studios, martial arts and self-defense schools or any other commercial establishment offering a similar course of physical training.

(d) “Owner or Operator” means the owner, manager, operator or other person having control of an establishment.

(e) “Package” means the sealed manufacturer-provided packaging containing an exhaled air resuscitation mask.

(f) “Public place” means a restaurant, bar, theater or health club.

(g) “Restaurant” means any commercial eating establishment with is devoted, wholly or in part, to the sale of food for on-premises consumption.

(h) “Resuscitation equipment” means:

(1) an adult exhaled air resuscitation mask, for which the Federal Food and Drug Administration has granted permission to market, accompanied by a pair of disposable gloves; and

(2) a pediatric exhaled air resuscitation mask, for which the Federal Food and Drug Administration has granted permission to market, accompanied by a pair of disposable gloves.

(i) “Suitable location” means any location where the resuscitation equipment is readily available to the public for use at all times.

(j) “Theater” means a motion picture theater, concert hall, auditorium or other building used for, or designed for. the primary purpose of exhibiting movies, stage dramas, musical recitals, dance or other similar performances.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Doc Status: 
Complete

Section 801.2 - Requirement

801.2 Requirement. The owner or operator of a public place as defined in section 801.1(a) of this Part shall have available, in an accessible area of such public place, resuscitation equipment sufficient to assure that patrons and/or staff can access it for use and bring it to the victim within 3 minutes of onset of an incident, and, in any event, no less than two (2) adult exhaled air resuscitation masks, two (2) pediatric exhaled air resuscitation masks, all in their original package, and four (4) pairs of disposable gloves. Exhaled air resuscitation masks and gloves shall be discarded after a single use and replaced within 96 hours.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
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Section 801.3 - Labeling Requirements

801.3 Labeling Requirements.

(a) The following written statement shall be stored with the resuscitation equipment or affixed to the envelope or container in which such equipment is stored:

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, REQUEST ASSISTANCE BY DIALING 911

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE UNLESS TRAINED IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) AND IN THE USE OF EXHALED AIR RESUSCITATION MASKS

RESUSCITATION EQUIPMENT CONTENTS INCLUDE:

TWO ADULT EXHALED AIR RESUSCITATION MASKS

TWO CHILD EXHALED AIR RESUSCITATION MASKS

FOUR PAIRS DISPOSABLE GLOVES

DISCARD MASK AND GLOVES AFTER ONE USE

REPLACE EQUIPMENT AS INDICATED

(b) The written statement shall be presented in a manner which is readily visible. Lettering on the statement shall not be less than ½ inch in height.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
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Section 801.4 - Required Notice

801.4 Required Notice.

(a) The owner or operator of a public place shall provide clear and conspicuous notice to all patrons which indicates that resuscitation equipment for emergency use is available, its location, and information on how to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. This notice shall be in the form of a sign, or shall be included as part of an information brochure, as long as the owner or operator provides the opportunity for all patrons to read the notice upon entering or shortly after being seated, and to do so without incurring a monetary charge.

(b) The notice shall include the following statements:

(1) In the event of an emergency, call 911 or (insert name of the local Emergency Medical Services (EMS)) at (insert phone number of local EMS system).

(2) Resuscitation masks and disposable gloves are available at (insert

name of location(s) where resuscitation equipment is provided).

(3) Learn CPR. For information contact – (insert name(s) of

organization(s) qualified to offer CPR training, which may include but are not limited to the American Red Cross and American Heart Association).

(c) Lettering and Graphics. The lettering on signs or informational handouts shall be of sufficient size so that all information is clear, conspicuous, and easily read. Signs and informational handouts shall be printed on durable material with a light-colored background. The required information on signs and informational handouts shall be highly visible color, with lettering on signs a minimum of 5/16 inches in height, and the lettering on informational handouts a minimum of 1/16 inch in height.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Doc Status: 
Complete