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AB-3115 Community Paramedicine or Triage to Alternate Destination Act.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Gipson (A)
Bonta (A) , Hertzberg (S)
Community Paramedicine or Triage to Alternate Destination Act.
An act to amend Section 1799.2 of, to amend, repeal, and add Section 1797.272 of, to add Section 1797.259 to, and to add and repeal Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 1800) of Division 2.5 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to community paramedicine.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/12/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
08/31/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 57. Noes 17. Page 7154.).
08/31/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
08/31/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 25. Noes 7. Page 6121.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 3115 without my signature.

This bill would permit local emergency medical services agencies to develop community paramedicine programs under prescribed state rules.

Through the health workforce pilot project started in 2014, local community paramedicine programs are using paramedics to assist in the transportation and care of patients in settings other than an emergency room. While this bill has the good intention of making the pilot project permanent, it restricts the types of facilities to which patients can be transported. It also limits the discretion of local governments to design and manage their projects in the way they think best.

I support these innovative local efforts and believe they should be expanded but without the restrictions contained in this bill. To achieve that, I am directing the continuation of the existing pilot project and encouraging all of the interested parties to work together to make this program permanent.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.