Bill Text


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

AB-1229 Emergency Medical Services Authority: ambulances.(2021-2022)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 02/19/2021 09:00 PM
AB1229:v99#DOCUMENT


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1229


Introduced by Assembly Member Rodriguez

February 19, 2021


An act to add Section 1797.1201 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to emergency medical services, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1229, as introduced, Rodriguez. Emergency Medical Services Authority: ambulances.
The Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority. The act requires the authority, among other things, to assess existing emergency medical services for the purpose of determining the need for additional emergency medical services, coordination of emergency medical services, and the effectiveness of emergency medical services.
This bill would require the director to establish the Ambulance Patient Offload Delays Task Force, as an advisory body to the authority, for the purpose of addressing the chronic challenges encountered by local emergency medical services systems in achieving established ambulance patient offload time interval standards.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1797.1201 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1797.1201.
 The director shall establish the Ambulance Patient Offload Delays Task Force, as an advisory body to the authority, for the purpose of addressing the chronic challenges encountered by local emergency medical services systems in achieving established ambulance patient offload time interval standards.

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 California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to address the excessive delays being experienced by local emergency medical service providers as a result of the ongoing pandemic, threat of catastrophic wildfires, earthquakes, floods and other hazards, it is necessary for this act to take immediate effect.