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NY top court: No obligation for health clubs to use defibrillators
New York’s highest court ruled Thursday that fitness clubs don’t have an obligation to use defibrillators on a member having a heart attack, overturning an earlier ruling involving a Suffolk County fatality.
The Court of Appeals, in a 4-1 decision, said although state law requires health clubs to maintain Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), it doesn’t carry a duty to use the devices.