“Christian’s Law” Update

Revised as of June 28, 2014 


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health [Department] is currently in the process of finalizing new regulations 105 CMR 432.000 “Minimum Requirements for Personal Flotation Devices for Minor Children at Municipal and Recreational Programs or Camps”.   The Department is scheduled to present the final regulations to the Public Health Council in August.  While the provisions WILL BE PROMULGATED before the end of this summer, they WILL NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL SUMMER OF 2015. 

Please continue to follow the “Christian’s Law” guidance provided by the Department last summer.   A slightly revised 2014 guidance document, a “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) document, two (2) swim test course descriptions and access to a new 2014 Department and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Fit Test” training video can be found at the Community Sanitation Program (CSP) website: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/environmental-health/comm-sanitation/christians-law.html 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Community Sanitation Program at (617) 624-5757.  Have a happy & safe summer!


 Sudbury Park and Recreation Department

Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community

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 Call for Sessions

The 2015 State Conference Committee has now opened the call for sessions for the 2015 State Conference.  We are looking for proposals in all areas including Therapeutic. (See the bottom of the page for appropriate Session Proprosal Forms)

30th Annual State Conference and Trade Show
March 10, 11 and 12, 2015
University of Massachusetts – Conference Center
Amherst, MA

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