Bill Text

Bill Information


PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-1231 Emergency services.(2019-2020)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 02/22/2019 04:00 AM
AB1231:v99#DOCUMENT


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1231


Introduced by Assembly Member Boerner Horvath

February 21, 2019


An act to add Section 1797.11 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to emergency services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1231, as introduced, Boerner Horvath. Emergency services.
Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, among other things, to establish training standards for emergency medical technicians (EMT) at various levels, including EMT-I, EMT-II, and EMT-P. Existing law requires each county that develops an emergency medical services program to designate a local emergency medical services agency to have primary responsibility for administration of emergency medical services in the county.
This bill would require response time requirements in any contract for ground emergency medical transportation entered into, amended, or renewed, by a state or local entity on and after January 1, 2020, to be consistent with performance standards established by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. By increasing the duties of local entities, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1797.11 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1797.11.
 Response time requirements in any contract for ground emergency medical transportation entered into, amended, or renewed by a state or local entity on and after January 1, 2020, shall be consistent with performance standards established by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.