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EMSA Legislative Update
Monday, February 13, 2017

 

AB 40

(Santiago D)   CURES database: health information technology system.

 

Introduced: 12/5/2016

 

Status: 1/19/2017-Referred to Coms. on B. & P. and PUB. S.

 

Location: 1/19/2017-A. B.&P.

 

Summary: Would require the Department of Justice to make the electronic history of controlled substances dispensed to an individual under a health care practitioner’s care, based on data contained in the CURES database, available to the practitioner through either an online Internet Web portal or an authorized health information technology system, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

 

 

AB 182

(Waldron R)   Heroin and Opioid Public Education (HOPE) Initiative Act.

 

Introduced: 1/19/2017

 

Status: 1/30/2017-Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

 

Location: 1/30/2017-A. HEALTH

 

Summary: Would require the State Department of Health Care Services, in consultation with specified entities, to develop, coordinate, implement, and oversee a comprehensive multicultural public awareness campaign, to be known as the “Heroin and Opioid Public Education (HOPE) Initiative.” The bill would require the initiative to provide for the coordinated and widespread public dissemination of individual case stories and other generalized information that is designed to describe the effects and warning signs of heroin use and opioid medication abuse, so as to better enable members of the public to determine when help is needed and identify the pathways that are available for individuals to seek help.

 

 

AB 186

(Eggman D)   Controlled substances: safer drug consumption program.

 

Introduced: 1/19/2017

 

Status: 1/30/2017-Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and PUB. S.

 

Location: 1/30/2017-A. HEALTH

 

Summary: Would authorize a city, county, or city and county to authorize the operation of supervised injection services programs for adults that satisfies specified requirements, including, among other things, a space supervised by healthcare professionals or other trained staff where people who use drugs can consume preobtained drugs, sterile consumption supplies, and access to referrals to addiction treatment. The bill would require any entity operating a program under its provisions to provide an annual report to the city, county, or city and county, as specified.

 

 

AB 263

(Rodriguez D)   Emergency medical services workers: rights and working conditions.

 

Introduced: 1/31/2017

 

Status: 2/1/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 3.

 

Location: 1/31/2017-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to the rights and working conditions of emergency medical services workers. This bill contains other existing laws.

     

 

AB 289

(Gray D)   Office of Emergency Services: State Emergency Plan: update.

 

Introduced: 2/2/2017

 

Status: 2/3/2017-From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.

 

Location: 2/2/2017-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Would require the Office of Emergency Services to update the State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2019, and every 5 years thereafter.

 

 

SB 181

(Berryhill R)   Emergency services.

 

Introduced: 1/24/2017

 

Status: 2/2/2017-Referred to Com. on RLS.

 

Location: 1/24/2017-S. RLS.

 

Summary: Current law authorizes the director of the Office of Emergency Services to proclaim the existence of a state of emergency in the name of the Governor when the Governor has been inaccessible, as specified. Current law requires the Governor to either ratify that action or terminate the state of emergency as soon as the Governor becomes accessible.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this provision.

 

 

SB 265

(Berryhill R)   Disaster relief.

 

Introduced: 2/8/2017

 

Status: 2/9/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 11.

 

Location: 2/8/2017-S. RLS.

 

Summary: The California Disaster Assistance Act provides that the state share for disaster project allocations to local agencies is no more than 75% of total state eligible costs, except for specified events for which the state share is up to 100% of state eligible costs. This bill would provide that the state share for the removal of dead and dying trees in the County of Tuolumne is no more than 90% of total state eligible costs.

 

 

SB 291

(Berryhill R)   Disaster relief.

 

Introduced: 2/9/2017

 

Status: 2/10/2017-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.

 

Location: 2/9/2017-S. RLS.

 

Summary: The California Disaster Assistance Act provides that the state share for disaster project allocations to local agencies is no more than 75% of total state eligible costs, except for specified events for which the state share is up to 100% of state eligible costs. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.

 

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