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Massachusetts Law About Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Law

Nicole's Law: MGL c.148, s.26F 1/2. Law effective March 31, 2006 requires carbon monoxide detectors in most homes. The law is named for 7-year-old Nicole Garofalo who died in January 2005 when a heating vent in her house was blocked by snow drifts, allowing carbon monoxide to accumulate in the home.

Massachusetts Regulations

527 CMR 31: Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Other Web Sources

Carbon Monoxide Detector Law Explained, Donahue and Grolman.. Brief podcast explains the basics of Nicole's Law. podcast

Carbon Monoxide Safety, Mass. Dept. of Fire Services. Explains the requirements of the new Carbon Monoxide Detector Law (Nicole's Law) and regulations. Links to everything you need to know about the law.

An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality: Carbon Monoxide, US Environmental Protection Agency. Explains the sources, dangers and remediation of carbon monoxide.

Print Sources

Handling Residential Real Estate Transactions in Massachusetts, MCLE loose-leaf, chapter 4.2.