01/10/2012 07:07:00 AM EST
NY Health Club’s Statutory Duty to Have On-Site Defibrillator Extends to Defibrillator Use
A New York court recently
extended the reach of General Business Law § 627-a, which mandates that certain New
York health clubs keep an on-site automated external defibrillator (AED). According
to the court, the law imposes an affirmative duty of care upon a facility so as
to give rise to a negligence action for failure to use the device.