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2013 EMSA Legislative Summary

AB 11 (Logue - R) Employees: reserve peace officers and emergency rescue personnel.

8/19/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 120, Statutes of 2013.

Revised provisions to require those employers employing 50 or more employees to permit an employee who performs emergency duty as a volunteer firefighter, reserve peace officer, or as emergency rescue personnel, as defined, to take the leave of absence for the purpose of engaging in fire, law enforcement, or emergency rescue training.

AB 58 (Wieckowski - D) Medical experiments: human subjects.

10/4/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 547, Statutes of 2013.

Current law regulates the conduct of medical experiments on human subjects and requires informed consent prior to conducting medical experiments on human subjects. Current law, until January 1, 2014, exempts from this requirement a medical experimental treatment that benefits a patient subject to a life-threatening emergency if specified conditions are met, including that the patient is in a life-threatening situation necessitating urgent intervention and available treatments are unproven or unsatisfactory and informed consent cannot be obtained before treatment must be administered. This bill will continue the exemption for life-threatening emergencies indefinitely and adds conditions for the use of medical experimental treatment.

AB 290 (Alejo - D) Child day care: childhood nutrition training.

10/11/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 734, Statutes of 2013.

The California Child Day Care Act requires that, as a condition of licensure and in addition to any other required training, at least one director or teacher at each day care center, and each family day care home licensee who provides care, have at least 15 hours of health and safety training, covering specified components, including preventative health practices courses. This bill provides for licenses issued on or after January 1, 2016, a director or teacher who receives the health and safety training shall also have at least one hour of childhood nutrition training as part of the preventive health practices course or courses.

AB 355 (Cooley - D) Emergency medical services: medical field hospitals. GUT and AMEND AB 355 (Ting - D)   Property tax agents.

AB 633 (Salas - D) Emergency medical services: civil liability.

10/5/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 591, Statutes of 2013.

Prohibits an employer from having a policy of prohibiting an employee from providing voluntary emergency medical services, including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, in response to a medical emergency, except as specified.

AB 704 (Blumenfield - D) Emergency medical services: military experience.

10/10/2013 - Vetoed by the Governor.

Would have required the Emergency Medical Services Authority to develop and adopt regulations to, upon presentation of satisfactory evidence, accept the education, training, and practical experience completed by an applicant with military experience toward the qualifications and requirements for EMT-I certification, EMT-II certification, or EMT-P licensure, as specified.

AB 939 (Melendez - R) Pupil and school personnel health: automatic external defibrillators.

8/30/2013 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Suspense File on 8/13/2013)

Would have required that a principal designate only school employees who volunteer to be designated as AED volunteers to respond to an emergency that may involve the use of an AED during normal operating hours. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature that school employees not be required to pay the cost of any training that may be required on the proper use of an AED.

SB 191 (Padilla - D) Emergency medical services.

10/5/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 600, Statutes of 2013.

Existing law, until January 1, 2014, authorizes county boards of supervisors to elect to levy an additional penalty, for deposit into the EMS Fund, in the amount of $2 for every $10 upon fines, penalties, and forfeitures collected for criminal offenses. Existing law, until January 1, 2014, requires 15% of the funds collected pursuant to that provision be used to provide funding for pediatric trauma centers. This bill extends the operative date of these provisions until January 1, 2017.

SB 535 (Nielsen - R) Commission on Emergency Medical Services.

9/23/2013 - Vetoed by the Governor.

Would have increased the membership of the Commission on Emergency Medical Services from 18 to 20 members. The bill would have required the additional members to be an air ambulance representative appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules from a list of 3 names submitted by the California Association of Air Medical Services, and a representative appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly from a public agency that provides air rescue and transport.

SB 669 (Huff - R) Emergency medical care: epinephrine auto-injectors.

10/10/2013 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 725, Statutes of 2013.

Authorizes an off-duty pre-hospital emergency medical care person or lay rescuer to use an epinephrine auto-injector to render emergency care to another person, as specified. The bill requires the California Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority to approve authorized training providers and to establish and approve minimum standards for training and the use and administration of epinephrine auto-injectors. The bill also specifies components to be included in the minimum training and requirements. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

SB 556 (Corbett - D) Agency: ostensible: nongovernmental entities.

9/11/2013 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Atkins.

Would have prohibited a person, firm, corporation, or association that is a nongovernmental entity and contracts to perform labor or services relating to public health or safety for a public entity from displaying on a vehicle or uniform a logo, as defined, that reasonably could be interpreted as implying that the labor or services are being provided by employees of the public agency, unless the vehicle or uniform conspicuously displays a disclosure, as specified.

 

Contact:
Jennifer Lim
Deputy Director of Policy, Legislative & External Affairs
(916) 431-3700
jennifer.lim@emsa.ca.gov

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