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Legislative update 4-17-15

 

 

AB 102

(Rodriguez D)   Railroad and surface transportation safety and emergency planning and response: hazardous materials.
Introduced: 1/8/2015

Last Amend: 3/26/2015
Status: 4/9/2015-Re-referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96. (Ayes 51. Noes 26.)
Location: 4/9/2015-A. E.S. & T.M.
Calendar:  4/28/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS, ALEJO, Chair
Summary: Would create the Regional Railroad and Surface Transportation Accident Preparedness and Immediate Response Force in the Office of Emergency Services, consisting of specified representatives, and would designate this force as being responsible for providing regional and onsite response capabilities in the event of a release of hazardous materials from a rail car or a railroad accident involving a rail car or a hazardous materials release from a truck accident. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

 

AB 430

(Hernández, Roger D)   Trauma care systems.
Introduced: 2/19/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

Location: 3/2/2015-A. HEALTH
Summary: Would require a local EMS agency implementing a trauma care system, as part of the minimum standards, to, among other things, commission an independent nonprofit organization or governmental entity qualified to assess trauma systems to conduct a comprehensive regional assessment of equitability and access to its trauma system, and would require the assessment to be performed in conjunction with other local EMS agencies in that agency's region and the regional trauma coordinating committee (RTCC) established by the authority for that region. This bill contains other related provisions.

 

AB 503

(Rodriguez D)   Emergency medical services.
Introduced: 2/23/2015
Last Amend: 3/23/2015
Status: 4/16/2015-Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
Location: 4/16/2015-A. CONSENT CALENDAR
Calendar:  4/20/2015  #80  ASSEMBLY CONSENT CALENDAR-FIRST LEGISLATIVE DAY ASSEMBLY MEASURES
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: 4/16/2015-In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Location: 4/16/2015-S. RLS.
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 850

(Ridley-Thomas D)   Employment: hospitals: virulent aerosol transmissible diseases.
Introduced: 2/26/2015
Last Amend: 3/26/2015
Status: 4/16/2015-In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Location: 4/6/2015-A. L. & E.
Calendar:  4/22/2015  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY L. & E., Not in daily file.
Summary: Would require an employer who employs individuals in a general acute care hospital, as defined, to, minimize the risk of occupational exposure to virulent aerosol transmissible diseases, as defined, and to provide optimal protection from occupational exposure to pathogens and aerosolized body fluids, as specified. The bill would also require these employers to, among other things, provide any health care worker who enters the room of a specified patient with personal protection equipment and a powered air purifying respirator, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

 

AB 1129

(Burke D)   Emergency medical services: data and information system.
Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 4/6/2015
Status: 4/15/2015-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on P. & C.P. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (April 14). Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.
Location: 4/15/2015-A. P. & C.P.
Calendar:  4/21/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, GATTO, Chair
Summary: Would require an emergency medical care provider to, when collecting and sharing data with 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 and ensure that the system 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: noncritical cases.
Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 4/14/2015
Status: 4/15/2015-Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
Location: 4/15/2015-A. HEALTH
Calendar:  5/5/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY HEALTH, BONTA, Chair
Summary: Current law limits payments made from the Maddy Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fund to claims for care rendered by physicians to patients who are initially medically screened, evaluated, treated, or stabilized in specified facilities, including a site that was approved by a county prior to January 1, 1990, as a paramedic receiving station for the treatment of emergency patients. This bill would expand those specified facilities to include any licensed clinic or mental health facility, and any site approved by a county as a paramedic receiving station for the treatment of emergency patients. This bill would make conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

 

AB 1300

(Ridley-Thomas D)   Mental health: involuntary commitment.
Introduced: 2/27/2015
Last Amend: 4/13/2015
Status: 4/14/2015-Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH. In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
Location: 4/14/2015-A. HEALTH
Calendar:  4/21/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY HEALTH, BONTA, Chair
Summary: Would authorize counties to designate one or more persons to act as a local or regional liaison to assist a person who is a patient in an emergency department of a defined nondesignated hospital and who has been detained, or who may require detention, for evaluation and treatment, as specified. The bill would reorganize and make changes to the provisions relating to the detention for evaluation and treatment of a person who may be subject to the above provisions, including specifying procedures for delivery of those individuals to various facilities; evaluation of the person for probable cause for detention for evaluation and treatment; terms and length of detention, where appropriate, in various types of facilities; and criteria for release from defined designated facilities and nondesignated hospitals.

 

SB 19

(Wolk D)   Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form: statewide registry.
Introduced: 12/1/2014

Last Amend: 3/25/2015
Status: 4/9/2015-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 8). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Location: 4/9/2015-S. JUD.
Summary: Would enact the California Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment 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 designee. A physician or physician designee who complet es a POLST form would be required to include the POLST form in the patient's medical record and would be required to submit the form to the registry, unless a patient or his or her health care decisionmaker chooses not to participate in the registry.

 

SB 287

(Hueso D)   Automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Introduced: 2/19/2015
Status: 4/16/2015-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 15). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Location: 4/16/2015-S. JUD.
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: 4/6/2015
Status: 4/9/2015-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 8). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
Location: 4/9/2015-S. JUD.
Summary: Would remove the conditions required for the exemption from civil liability of a person or entity that acquires an AED for emergency use and any person or entity responsible for the site where the AED is located. The bill 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 annually tested. The bill would also specify that a medical director or physician and surgeon is not required to be involved in the acquisition or placement of an AED. The bill would make related changes.

 

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