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AB-2102 State of emergency: out-of-state aid: reciprocity.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/19/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 18, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2102


Introduced by Assembly Member Rodriguez

February 08, 2018


An act to add Section 1797.119 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to emergency medical services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2102, as amended, Rodriguez. State of emergency: out-of-state aid: reciprocity.
Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority and provides for the certification of emergency medical personnel, as specified. The authority is responsible for the coordination and integration of all statewide activities concerning emergency medical services.
Existing law, the California Emergency Services Act establishes the Office of Emergency Services and directs the office to serves as the State Disaster Council for the purposes of the California Disaster and Civil Defense Master Mutual Aid Agreement. The act authorizes state agencies to provide mutual aid, including personnel, equipment, and other available resources, to assist political subdivisions during a local emergency or in accordance with mutual aid agreements or at the direction of the Governor.
This bill would require the authority to establish training standards and licensing reciprocity procedures for out-of-state fire and paramedic personnel who are requested through the California Disaster and Civil Defense Master Mutual Aid Agreement to render aid in this state on a temporary basis during a declared state of emergency.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1797.119 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1797.119.
 The authority shall establish training standards and licensing reciprocity procedures for out-of-state fire and paramedic personnel who are requested through the California Disaster and Civil Defense Master Mutual Aid Agreement to render aid in this state on a temporary basis during a declared state of emergency. emergency pursuant to the California Emergency Services Act (commencing with Section 8550) of Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code.