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AB-1578 Emergency medical services: mobile field hospitals.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 19, 2016
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2016

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1578


Introduced by Assembly Member Members Rodriguez and Kim
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Wood)

January 04, 2016


An act relating to emergency medical services, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1578, as amended, Rodriguez. Emergency medical services: mobile field hospitals.
Existing law establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority in the Health and Welfare Agency to administer a statewide system of coordinated emergency medical care, injury prevention, and disaster medical response.
This bill would appropriate $2,000,000 from the General Fund to the Emergency Medical Services Authority to provide for the maintenance and upkeep of mobile field hospitals within the Mobile Field Hospital program.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Emergency Medical Services Authority in order to provide for the maintenance and upkeep of mobile field hospitals within the Mobile Field Hospital program.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to provide for maintenance and upkeep of the three mobile field hospitals within the Mobile Field Hospital program to ensure adequate preparedness for disasters and emergencies, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.