Posted on 01/22/2007

January 22, 2007 - Joseph Sanfilippo, D-Binghamton (NY), would like to improve access to early defibrillation in Broome County, NY. A state law that goes into effect in September will require places of public assembly with a capacity of 1,000 or more to have a defibrillator on site and to have someone trained to use it. Sanfilippo plans to introduce county-wide legislation that would also mandate defibrillator programs in smaller-sized venues. He was motivated by the death last fall of Binghamton High School lacrosse player John Mack, who died after being struck in the chest with a lacrosse stick.