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FLORIDA – pool safety forms


Issue:  Department of Health departmental discussion: Drowning Prevention Education and Public Information


Regulation ID: FL36405


Affects:  Pool builders who are required to provide safety barrier literature.


Deadline for input:  December 8


Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield


Rule Summary:  The Department is discussing amendments to a rule concerning drowning prevention education and public information. The documents in the current rule need to be updated to current CPSC and American Red Cross safety literature.  Upon request, the Department will schedule a rule development workshop if it does not deem one unnecessary.


Status:  Departmental Discussion 


Notice of Rule Development:



Current Rule:

64E-21.001 Drowning Prevention Education/Public Information Publication.

(1) The educational program required in Section 515.31, F.S., shall be the 1995 American Red Cross Community Water Safety Course which is incorporated by reference and available at a cost from the American Red Cross Chapter located within any Florida County.

(2) Information on drowning prevention and responsibilities of pool ownership is contained in the 1994 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publication Number 362, Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools which is incorporated by reference and available at no charge from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.

(3) In accordance with Section 515.33, F.S., the document containing the requirements of this chapter shall be Sections 515.21 through 515.37, F.S., 2000, which are incorporated by reference and available at a cost from the Law Book Services Office, Room 612, 111 West Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1400.

Specific Authority 515.31, 515.35 FS. Law Implemented 515.31, 515.33 FS. History–New 7-1-01.