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AB-2092 Emergency ambulance employees: subsidized protective gear.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 6414 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

 (a) (1) An emergency ambulance provider shall establish a voluntary personal protective equipment (PPE) program that allows for the purchase of subsidized multithreat body protective gear by an emergency ambulance employee pursuant to an employer-funded stipend. An emergency ambulance employee’s participation in purchasing protective gear through a PPE program shall be completely voluntary. An emergency ambulance employee shall not be prevented from wearing protective gear purchased under a PPE program while on duty as an emergency ambulance employee.
(2) An emergency ambulance provider shall inform an emergency ambulance employee, upon initial employment and subsequently on an annual basis, of the opportunity to purchase subsidized multithreat body protective gear through a PPE program.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Emergency ambulance employee” means a person who meets both of the following requirements:
(A) Is an emergency medical technician (EMT), paramedic, or other licensed or certified ambulance transport personnel who contributes to the delivery of ground ambulance services.
(B) Is employed by an emergency ambulance provider.
(2) “Emergency ambulance provider” means an employer that provides ground ambulance services, but not including the state, or any political subdivision of the state, in its capacity as the direct employer of a person meeting the description contained in paragraph (1).
(3) Multithreat body protective gear” means material or equipment worn by an employee that is bullet, strike, slash, and stab resistant.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.