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AB-2262 Coast Life Support District Act: urgent medical care services.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/16/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 16, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2262


Introduced by Assembly Member Wood

February 13, 2018


An act to amend Sections 10 9, 10, and 40 of the Coast Life Support District Act (Chapter 375 of the Statutes of 1986), relating to health care facilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2262, as amended, Wood. Coast Life Support District Act: urgent medical care services.
Existing law law, the Coast Life Support District Act, establishes the Coast Life Support District and specifies the powers of the district. The district is authorized, among other things, to supply the inhabitants of the district emergency medical services, as specified.
This bill would additionally authorize the district to provide urgent medical care services.
Existing law, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000, formerly known as the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act of 1985, among other things, establishes procedures for consideration of a proposal for change of organization, which is defined to include a proposal for the exercise of new or different functions or classes of services, or the divestiture of the power to provide particular functions or classes of services, within all or part of the jurisdictional boundaries of a special district. The Coast Life Support District Act requires the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act of 1985 to govern any change of organization of the district following its formation.
This bill would update Coast Life Support District Act’s reference to the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act of 1985 to instead reference the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000, and would, if the board of directors of the Coast Life Support District desires to exercise the power to provide urgent medical care services, require the board to first receive the approval of the local agency formation commission.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Coast Life Support District.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 9 of the Coast Life Support District Act (Chapter 375 of the Statutes of 1986) is amended to read:

Sec. 9.
 Following the formation of the district, the Cortese-Knox The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act, of Division Act of 2000 (Division 3 (commencing with Section 56000) of Title 5 of the Government Code Code), and any successor statute, shall govern any change of organization. organization to the district.

SECTION 1.SEC. 2.

 Section 10 of the Coast Life Support District Act (Chapter 375 of the Statutes of 1986) is amended to read:

Sec.10.Sec. 10.
 Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this section shall govern the construction of this act.
(a) “Board” or “board of directors” means the board of directors of the Coast Life Support District.
(b) “County” or “counties” means Mendocino and Sonoma Counties.
(c) “District” means the Coast Life Support District.
(d) “Elector” or “qualified elector” or “voter or “qualified voter” means any registered voter residing within the district.
(e) “Health facility” or “health care facility” means any facility, place, or building duly licensed for the purpose of providing emergency medical services or urgent medical care services.
(f) “May” is permissive and “shall” is mandatory.
(g) “Medical personnel” includes physicians, nurses, and emergency medical services personnel certified in accordance with Division 2.5 (commencing with Section 1797) of the Health and Safety Code.
(h) “Medical services” includes all services provided by medical personnel.
(i) “State” means the State of California, including any one or more of the bureau, commissions, divisions, departments, boards, agencies, and officers of the State of California.

SEC. 2.SEC. 3.

 Section 40 of the Coast Life Support District Act (Chapter 375 of the Statutes of 1986) is amended to read:

Sec.40.Sec. 40.
 The district may exercise the powers hereinafter granted as follows:
(a) For the purposes of supplying to the inhabitants of the district emergency medical services, including emergency ambulance services, basic life support services, limited advanced life support services, and advanced life support services, including medical equipment and supplies, within and without the district subject to the provisions of Division 2.5 (commencing with Section 1797) of the Health and Safety Code.
(b) (1) For the purposes of supplying to the inhabitants of the district urgent medical care services.
(2) If the board desires to exercise the power authorized in this subdivision, regardless of whether the board has provided similar services prior to January 1, 2019, the board shall first receive the approval of the local agency formation commission, pursuant to Article 1.5 (commending with Section 56824.10) of Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 3 of the Government Code.
SEC. 3.SEC. 4.The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances that the inhabitants of the Coast Life Support District face in receiving medical care.