§ 51-16A. Defibrillators.  


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  • (a)   Every public swimming pool must have available at all times when the pool is open at least one automated external defibrillator in good working order and at least one staff member who is trained in its use.

    (b)   (1)   This Section is not intended to impose any civil liability, or relieve any person from civil liability, regarding the presence or use of, or failure to use, any automated external defibrillator, except as expressly provided in paragraph (2).

    (2)   An owner or employee of a public swimming pool is not liable in connection with the use or nonuse of an automated external defibrillator, unless:

    (A)   the pool does not have an automated external defibrillator available as this Section requires; or

    (B)   an employee has acted with gross negligence or engaged in willful or wanton misconduct.

    (d)   Any violation of this Section is a class C civil violation.  The County Attorney or any affected person may file an action in a court with jurisdiction to enjoin repeated violations of this Section.

    (e)   The Department of Health and Human Services must inspect each pool to assure that the pool has an automated external defibrillator on site and that defibrillator is registered with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.  The Department of Health and Human Services must investigate each complaint alleging a violation of this Section and take appropriate action, including issuing a citation when compliance cannot be obtained otherwise.  (2012 L.M.C., ch. 23, § 1.)

    Editor's note—Section 2 of 2012 L.M.C., ch. 23, states: “This law may be cited as ‘Connor’s Law.’”