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Florida- Health and Safety Pool/Spa Requirements

Issue: Drowning Prevention Rule Requirements

Affects:  Those who administer drowning prevention education.

Bill Summary: Florida Department of Health proposes to update language regarding required drowning prevention education programs, drowning prevention, and responsibilities of swimming pool ownership.  In Section 64E-21.001 Drowning Prevention Education/Public Information Publication, the required education program has been changed from the American Red Cross Community Water Safety Course to the online course ‘Home Pool Essentials’ co-developed by the American Red Cross and the National Swimming Pool Foundation. 

Status: Comments are due November 21, 2018.  If a public hearing is requested by November 21, 2018 the Department will schedule one.  The Department withdrew proposed amendments to a rule concerning drowning prevention education and public information as there is no current Attorney General. 

Notice of Change: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/APSP/attach/FL36405notice_of_change.pdf

Notice of Withdrawal: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/APSP/attach/FL36405notice_of_withdrawal.pdf

Notice of Proposed Rule: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/APSP/attach/FL36405notice_of_proposed_rule.pdf

Notice of Rule Development: