State officials inspect rides at least once per year.
State inspectors are authorized to investigate serious accidents.
Injury requiring off-site follow up medical care must be reported within 24 hours.
1987 - Participants in "recreational activity" must obey warnings, use due care in many ways, and assume inherent risks. (Source: Amusement Ride, Tramway, and Ski Lift Safety Standards Annotated, May 1995).
Waterslides are no longer annually inspected by the Department of Commerce; only the initial inspection. Annual inspections are the responsibility of the Department of Health and Family Services as of the Spring of 2003.