FEC Insurance Resource
Agency: Dept. of Agriculture
Online Laws and Regulations:
Includes inflatables, haunted houses, go-karts, waterslides, bungee jumps. Excludes waterslides if they’re regulated by the Dept. of Health.
Rides are inspected monthly or at every setup by state certified 3rd party inspectors hired by the ride owner. State officials perform unannounced spot checks on a frequent and random schedule.
The ride must be shut down after a reportable accident until it’s been reinspected by a qualified inspector. If the accident involves a fatality or injury resulting in death, dismemberment, significant disfigurement or permanent loss of the use of a body organ, the re-inspection must be performed by a state inspector. If the accident involves a fatality, the insurance company has to provide written approval that the ride is safe before it can be reopened.
An owner or lessee shall submit an accident report to the department for any accident which involves serious injury or illness or death to an individual or individuals as a result of the operation of an amusement ride or attraction. “Serious injury or illness” is an injury or illness that requires: (1) offsite emergency first aid; (2) offsite medical treatment, whether it is administered or recommended or may be required at a future date; (3) observation by a licensed physician; or (4) admission to a hospital. The term also includes an injury or illness that results in death, dismemberment, significant disfigurement or permanent loss of the use of a body organ, member, function or system.
Waterslides may be regulated by the Dept. of Health.
April 9, 2017
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