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EMSA legislative update 7-20-15

 

 

 

 

AB 317

(Maienschein R)   Veterinary medicine: temporary shelter.
Introduced: 2/13/2015
Last Amend: 6/30/2015
Status: 7/7/2015-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (July 6). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Location: 7/7/2015-S. APPR.
Calendar:  8/17/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
Summary: Current law requires the registration of all premises where veterinary medicine, veterinary dentistry, or veterinary surgery is being practiced. This bill would exempt from the premises registration requirements a temporary shelter that is established to provide care and shelter to animals displaced by a state of emergency, if specified requirements are met. The bill would require, within 30 calendar days after the temporary shelter ceases operations, the party responsible for the temporary shelter to file a report with the Veterinary Medical Board containing specific information.

 

 

AB 503

(Rodriguez D)   Emergency medical services.
Introduced: 2/23/2015
Last Amend: 7/7/2015
Status: 7/15/2015-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (July 14). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Location: 7/15/2015-S. APPR.
Calendar:  8/17/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, 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 Emergency Medical Services Authority, to the extent specific data elements are requested for quality assessment and improvement purposes. The bill would also authorize 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: 7/6/2015-In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
Location: 7/6/2015-A. ENROLLMENT
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: 6/24/2015-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Location: 5/21/2015-S. PUB. S.
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: 6/23/2015
Status: 7/6/2015-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Location: 7/6/2015-S. THIRD READING
Summary: Would require an emergency medical care provider to, when collecting and submitting data to a local EMS agency, use an electronic health record 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 an electronic health record system that can be integrated with the local EMS agency's data system, as specified.

 

 

AB 1223

(O'Donnell D)   Emergency medical services: ambulance transportation.
Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 6/30/2015
Status: 7/9/2015-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (July 8). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Location: 7/9/2015-S. APPR.
Calendar:  8/17/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, 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 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: 7/16/2015
Status: 7/16/2015-Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Location: 7/16/2015-A. APPR.
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 funds 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
Last Amend: 7/16/2015
Status: 7/16/2015-Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Location: 7/16/2015-A. APPR.
Summary: Would require certain occupied structures that are not owned or operated by any local government entity and are constructed on or after January 1, 2017, to have an AED on the premises. The 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 acquires an AED for emergency care from liability for civil damages resulting from any acts or omissions in the rendering of emergency care if certain requirements have been met. The bill would make these provisions operative on January 1, 2017.

 

 

SB 658

(Hill D)   Automated external defibrillators.
Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 6/15/2015
Status: 6/24/2015-Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Location: 6/24/2015-A. THIRD READING
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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