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Resuscitation Equipment for Restaurants


City Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of

In accordance with Local Law 12, taverns and restaurants that sell food for on-premise consumption are required to have resuscitation equipment on the premises. Required resuscitation equipment includes one (1) adult exhaled resuscitation mask, one (1) pediatric exhaled air resuscitation mask, and two (2) pairs of latex gloves. Masks must be certified for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and can be purchased at most surgical supply stores.

Signs must be posted to inform customers that the resuscitation equipment is available. The sign must also display where customers can find the equipment, and where they can learn CPR. This information can be provided on a sign or on the menu. The owner of the establishment or the staff are under no obligation to use the equipment or give medical assistance to a victim.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation

125 Worth Street

Customer Service Window, Room 1020

New York NY 10013
Phone (212) 676-1600

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Restaurant CPR Requirements

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