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AB-2394 Emergency medical services: Commission on Emergency Medical Services.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 18, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2394


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Nielsen

February 24, 2012


An act to amend Section 1799.2 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to emergency medical services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2394, as amended, Nielsen. Emergency medical services: Commission on Emergency Medical Services.
Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, requires the Commission on Emergency Medical Services, which consists of 18 members, includes a physician and surgeon member who is board prepared or board certified in the specialty of emergency medicine, as specified, and who is appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, to perform various duties regarding the Emergency Medical Services Authority and emergency medical services.
The bill would revise the membership of the commission to include 19 members. The additional member would include one replace the above described physician and surgeon with an air ambulance representative appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly from a list of 3 names submitted by the California Association of Air Medical Services.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YESNO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1799.2 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1799.2.
 The commission shall consist of 19 18 members appointed as follows:
(a) One full-time physician and surgeon, whose primary practice is emergency medicine, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules from a list of three names submitted by the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
(b) One physician and surgeon, who is a trauma surgeon, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly from a list of three names submitted by the California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
(c) One physician and surgeon appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules from a list of three names submitted by the California Medical Association.
(d) One county health officer appointed by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the California Conference of Local Health Officers.
(e) One registered nurse, who is currently, or has been previously, authorized as a mobile intensive care nurse and who is knowledgeable in state emergency medical services programs and issues, appointed by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the Emergency Nurses Association.
(f) One full-time paramedic or EMT-II, who is not employed as a full-time peace officer, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules from a list of three names submitted by the California Rescue and Paramedic Association.
(g) One prehospital emergency medical service provider from the private sector, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly from a list of three names submitted by the California Ambulance Association.
(h) One management member of an entity providing fire protection and prevention services appointed by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the California Fire Chiefs Association.
(i) One physician and surgeon who is board prepared or board certified in the specialty of emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and who is knowledgeable in state emergency medical services programs and issues appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly air ambulance representative appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly from a list of three names submitted by the California Association of Air Medical Services.
(j) One hospital administrator of a base hospital who is appointed by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.
(k) One full-time peace officer, who is either an EMT-II or a paramedic, who is appointed by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the California Peace Officers Association.
(l) Two public members who have experience in local EMS policy issues, at least one of whom resides in a rural area as defined by the authority, and who are appointed by the Governor.
(m) One administrator from a local EMS agency appointed by the Governor from a list of four names submitted by the Emergency Medical Services Administrator’s Association of California.
(n) One medical director of a local EMS agency who is an active member of the Emergency Medical Directors Association of California and who is appointed by the Governor.
(o) One person appointed by the Governor, who is an active member of the California State Firemen’s Association.
(p) One person who is employed by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL-FIRE) appointed by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the California Professional Firefighters.
(q) One person who is employed by a city, county, or special district that provides fire protection appointed by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the California Professional Firefighters.

(r)One air ambulance representative appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly from a list of three names submitted by the California Association of Air Medical Services.