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EMSA Legislative Update
Monday, June 22, 2015

 

AB 503

(Rodriguez D)   Emergency medical services.
Introduced: 2/23/2015
Last Amend: 3/23/2015
Status: 5/7/2015-Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.
Location: 5/7/2015-S. HEALTH
Calendar:  7/1/2015  1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE HEALTH, HERNANDEZ, Chair
Summary: Would authorize a health facility, as defined, to release patient-identifiable medical information to a defined EMS provider , a local EMS agency, and the authority, to the extent specific data elements are requested for quality assessment and improvement purposes. The bill would also require the authority to develop minimum standards for the implementation of this data collection.

 

 

AB 637

(Campos D)   Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment forms.
Introduced: 2/24/2015
Status: 6/15/2015-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Location: 6/15/2015-S. THIRD READING
Calendar:  6/22/2015  #42  SENATE ASSEMBLY BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
Summary: Current law requires a physician to treat a patient in accordance with the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form (POLST form) and specifies the criteria for creation of a POLST form, including that the form be completed by a health care provider based on patient preferences and medical indications, and signed by a physician and the patient or his or her legally recognized health care decisionmaker. This bill would authorize the signature of a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant acting under the supervision of the physician and within the scope of practice authorized by law to create a valid POLST form.

 

 

AB 651

(Cooper D)   Public safety officers and firefighters: investigations and interviews.
Introduced: 2/24/2015
Last Amend: 4/9/2015
Status: 6/17/2015-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Location: 5/21/2015-S. PUB. S.
Calendar:  7/7/2015  9:30 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY, HANCOCK, Chair
Summary: The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act grant certain rights to firefighters and public safety officers, as defined. This bill, in an investigation that focuses on matters that may result in punitive action against a firefighter or public safety officer who is not formally under investigation but is interviewed as a witness in an investigation of another firefighter or public safety officer, would authorize the firefighter or public safety officer who is a witness to have representation in the interview, as specified.

     
     

 

AB 1129

(Burke D)   Emergency medical services: data and information system.
Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 5/4/2015
Status: 5/21/2015-Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.
Location: 5/21/2015-S. HEALTH
Calendar:  7/1/2015  1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE HEALTH, HERNANDEZ, Chair
Summary: Would require an emergency medical care provider to, when collecting and submitting data to a local EMS agency, use a system that exports data in a format that is compatible with the California Emergency Medical Services Information System (CEMSIS) and the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) standards, includes those data elements required by the local EMS agency, and uses a system that can be integrated with the local EMS agency's system, as specified. The bill would prohibit a local EMS agency from mandating that a provider use a specified system to collect and share data with the agency.

 

 

AB 1223

(O'Donnell D)   Emergency medical services: ambulance transportation.
Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 5/14/2015
Status: 6/4/2015-Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
Location: 6/4/2015-S. HEALTH
Calendar:  7/8/2015  1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE HEALTH, HERNANDEZ, Chair
Summary: Would authorize a local EMS agency to adopt policies and procedures relating to ambulance patient offload time, as defined. The bill would require the Emergency Medical Services Authority to develop a statewide standard methodology for the calculation and reporting by a local EMS agency of ambulance patient offload time.

 

 

SB 19

(Wolk D)   Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form: statewide registry.
Introduced: 12/1/2014
Last Amend: 6/2/2015
Status: 6/15/2015-Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.
Location: 6/15/2015-A. HEALTH
Calendar:  7/7/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY HEALTH, BONTA, Chair
Summary: Would enact the California POLST Registry Act. The bill would require the California Health and Human Services Agency to establish and operate a statewide registry system, to be known as the California POLST Registry, for the purpose of collecting POLST forms received from a physician or physician's designee. The bill would require the agency to implement these provisions only after it determines that sufficient nonstate finds have been received for development of the registry and any related startup costs.

 

 

SB 287

(Hueso D)   Automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Introduced: 2/19/2015
Status: 6/4/2015-Referred to Coms. on B. & P. and JUD.
Location: 6/4/2015-A. B.&P.
Summary: Would require certain structures that are not owned or operated by the state or any local government entity and are constructed on or after January 1, 2016, to have an AED on the premises. This bill would require a person or entity that supplies an AED to comply with specified existing law regarding AEDs, and would exempt a person or entity that supplies an AED from liability for civil damages resulting from certain uses, attempted uses, or nonuses of an AED, as specified.

 

 

SB 658

(Hill D)   Automated external defibrillators.
Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 6/15/2015
Status: 6/15/2015-From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Location: 6/15/2015-A. JUD.
Calendar:  6/23/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, Chair
Summary: Would provide an exemption from civil liability for a physician and surgeon or other health care professional that is involved in the selection, placement, or installation of an AED. The bill would require a person or entity, other than a health facility as defined, that acquires an AED to, among other things, comply with specified regulations for the placement of the device and ensure that the AED is maintained and tested as specified.

 

 

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