[Adopted 12-21-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2005 (Ch. 260, Art. III, of the 1985 Code)]
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that automated external defibrillators (AED) are commonly becoming a lifesaving device used in public places.
This Legislature further finds and determines that the use of AEDs takes place often under very stressful situations, and a matter of seconds can be the difference between life and death.
This Legislature finds that the posting of conspicuous signs indicating the location of an AED on the premises would be a helpful tool in the delivery of AED services.
Therefore, the purpose of this article is to require the posting of a conspicuous sign in a prominent location of any establishment required to provide an AED in Suffolk County.
Any establishment located in Suffolk County which is required to make available an automated external defibrillator (AED) shall post on its premises a sign or poster with conspicuous lettering at major entrances thereto, containing all capital letters not less than one inch in height on a contrasting background, stating that an AED is available on the premises and the location of the AED.
Any establishment which intentionally violates any provision of this article shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $250 for each violation. Each such violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
This article shall apply to all actions occurring on or after the effective date of this article.