Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 22.5
Drowning Prevention and Lifesaving

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-22.5-11

§ 23-22.5-11. City and town responsibility for bathing areas.

All cities and towns that own or maintain public beaches and swimming areas shall be fully responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of that beach or swimming area, and for the upkeep and maintenance of all toilet facilities at these areas, and are required to furnish qualified personnel to serve as lifeguards during the swimming season. The department of environmental management shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section and to order those cities and towns to comply with any department directive regarding those facilities.

History of Section.
P.L. 1970, ch. 178, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-23-11; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.