(a) The department of environmental management is authorized and empowered to adopt and prescribe rules of procedure and regulations and to amend, change, and/or repeal these rules and regulations and make any orders and perform any actions that it may deem necessary to the proper administration and supervision of drowning prevention, lifesaving, first aid, and safety personnel and equipment of all camps, camp grounds, bathhouses, bathing resorts, beachside motels or boarding houses, beachside parking areas, swimming pools, other beach and swimming areas, surfing areas, amusement parks, and skiing areas that serve all and/or any part of the general public by fee, membership, or invitation. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to facilities maintained by a person without charge or assessment to the general public and that are for the sole use of his or her family, private guests, or tenants.

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 23-22.5-1

(b) The department shall charge an annual fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for lifeguard certification required by the rules and regulations.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 111; P.L. 1954, ch. 3343, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-23-1; P.L. 1967, ch. 166, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-22.5-1; P.L. 1983, ch. 303, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 18, § 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 308, art. 2, § 7.)