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SB-687 Emergency response: trauma kits.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 This act shall be known and may be cited as the Tactical Response to Traumatic Injuries Act.

Tactical Response to Traumatic Injuries Act

SEC. 2.

 Section 1714.29 is added to the Civil Code, to read:

1714.29.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “trauma kit” means a first aid response kit that contains at least all of the following:
(1) Two tourniquets.
(2) Two pressure dressings that are inspected for replacement no less than every three years.
(3) Four chest seals that are inspected for replacement no less than every three years.
(4) Medical materials and equipment similar to those described in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, and any additional items that are approved by local law enforcement or first responders, that adequately treat a traumatic injury, and can be stored in a readily available kit.
(5) Instructional documents developed by the First Care Provider program, the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, or the federal Stop the Bleed campaign.
(b) Subdivision (b) of Section 1799.102 of the Health and Safety Code, the “Good Samaritan Law,” applies to any lay rescuer or person who, in good faith and not for compensation, renders emergency care or treatment by the use of a trauma kit at the scene of an emergency.
(c) Section 1799.100 of the Health and Safety Code applies to a person or entity that voluntarily, and without expectation and receipt of compensation, does either of the following:
(1) Provides training in the use of a trauma kit to provide emergency medical treatment to victims of trauma, including, but not limited to, training in the use of the trauma kit in emergency first care response to an active shooter.
(2) Certifies persons, other than physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, and licensed vocational nurses, who are trained in the use of a trauma kit to provide emergency medical treatment to victims of trauma.

SEC. 3.

 Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 19305) is added to Part 3 of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

CHAPTER  4. Trauma Kits
19305.
 For purposes of this section, “trauma kit” means a first aid response kit that contains at least all of the following:
(a) Two tourniquets.
(b) Two pressure dressings that are inspected for replacement no less than every three years.
(c) Four chest seals that are inspected for replacement no less than every three years.
(d) Medical materials and equipment similar to those described in subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, and any additional items that are approved by local law enforcement or first responders, that adequately treat a traumatic injury, and can be stored in a readily available kit.
(e) Instructional documents developed by the First Care Provider program, the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, or the federal Stop the Bleed campaign.
19307.
 In order to ensure public safety, a person or entity that supplies a trauma kit shall provide the person or entity that acquires the trauma kit with all information governing the use, installation, operation, training, and maintenance of the trauma kit.
19310.
 (a) This chapter applies to all of the following structures, as defined in Chapter 3 of the California Building Code (Part 2 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations), that are constructed on or after January 1, 2022:
(1) Group A assembly buildings with an occupancy of greater than 300.
(2) Group B business buildings with an occupancy of 200 or more.
(3) Group E educational buildings with an occupancy of 200 or more.
(4) Group F factory buildings with an occupancy of 200 or more.
(5) Group I institutional buildings with an occupancy of 200 or more.
(6) Group M mercantile buildings with an occupancy of 200 or more.
(7) Group R residential buildings with an occupancy of 200 or more, excluding single-family and multifamily dwelling units.
(b) (1) This chapter applies to a structure listed in subdivision (a) that is owned or operated by a local governmental entity.
(2) This chapter does not apply to a health facility licensed under subdivision (a), (b), (c), or (f) of Section 1250.
(3) This chapter does not apply to a structure that is vacant or under construction or renovation.
(c) A person or entity that complies with subdivision (d) is not liable for any civil damages resulting from any acts or omissions in the rendering of emergency care by use of a trauma kit.
(d) In order to ensure public safety, the person or entity responsible for managing the building, facility, and tenants of any structure described in subdivision (a) that is an occupied structure shall do all of the following:
(1) Acquire and place a trauma kit on the premises of the building or facility.
(2) Comply with all regulations governing the placement of a trauma kit.
(3) Inspect all trauma kits acquired and placed on the premises of a building or structure every three years from the date of installation to ensure that all materials, supplies, and equipment contained in the trauma kit are not expired, and replace any expired materials, supplies, and equipment as necessary.
(4) Restock the trauma kit after each use and replace any materials, supplies, and equipment as necessary to ensure that all materials, supplies, and equipment required to be contained in the trauma kit are contained in the trauma kit.
(5) At least once per year, notify tenants of the building or structure of the location of the trauma kit and provide information to tenants regarding contact information for training in the use of the trauma kit.
(6) Provide tenants with instructions in the use of the trauma kit from the training documents described in subdivision (e) of Section 19305.
(e) For the purposes of this section, a “local EMS agency” means an agency described in Section 1797.200.