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DIVISION 2.5. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES [1797 - 1863]

  ( Division 2.5 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1260. )

CHAPTER 13. Community Paramedicine or Triage to Alternate Destination [1800 - 1857]

  ( Chapter 13 added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 5. Miscellaneous [1850 - 1857]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. )

1850.
  

A community paramedicine pilot program approved under the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Health Workforce Pilot Project No. 173 before September 1, 2020, to deliver community paramedicine services, as described in Section 1815, is authorized to continue the use of existing providers and is exempt from paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 1842 unless the provider elects to reduce or eliminate one or more of those community paramedicine services approved under the pilot program or fails to comply with the program standards as required by this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. (AB 1544) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 1857.)

1851.
  

A person or organization shall not provide community paramedicine or triage to alternate destination services or represent, advertise, or otherwise imply that it is authorized to provide community paramedicine or triage to alternate destination services unless it is expressly authorized by a local EMS agency to provide those services as part of a community paramedicine or triage to alternate destination program approved by the Emergency Medical Services Authority in accordance with Section 1835.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. (AB 1544) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 1857.)

1852.
  

A community paramedic shall provide community paramedicine services only if the community paramedic has been certified and accredited to perform those services by a local EMS agency and is working as an employee of an authorized community paramedicine provider.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. (AB 1544) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 1857.)

1853.
  

A triage paramedic shall provide triage to alternate destination services only if the triage paramedic has been certified and accredited to perform those services by a local EMS agency and is working as an employee of an authorized triage to alternate destination provider.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. (AB 1544) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 1857.)

1854.
  

The disciplinary procedures for a community paramedic or triage paramedic shall be consistent with subdivision (d) of Section 1797.194.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. (AB 1544) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 1857.)

1855.
  

Entering into an agreement to be a community paramedicine or triage to alternate destination provider pursuant to this chapter shall not alter or otherwise supersede Section 1797.201 or 1797.224.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. (AB 1544) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 1857.)

1856.
  

The liability provisions described in Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 1799.100) apply to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. (AB 1544) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 1857.)

1857.
  

This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 138, Sec. 4. (AB 1544) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Chapter 13, commencing with Section 1800.)

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