AB 2456 - An Act to Amend Sections 1797.184 and 1797.200 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Emergency Medical Services.

Emergency medical services: regulation. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to designate an emergency medical services (EMS) agency, for the establishment and administration of an emergency medical services program in the county. Existing law also establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), which, among other things, adopts… More
Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to designate an emergency medical services (EMS) agency, for the establishment and administration of an emergency medical services program in the county. Existing law also establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), which, among other things, adopts guidelines and regulations governing the provision of emergency medical services. Violation of these provisions is a crime.

This bill would specify that the regulations of the authority shall include policies and procedures applicable to the functions, certification, and licensure of all emergency medical technician personnel, as defined, and would require the local EMS agencies to adhere to these standards. The bill would authorize the authority to develop and adopt a related fee schedule and fee increases to support the authority’s actual costs to promulgate the additional regulations. The bill would provide that any policies and procedures implemented by a local EMS agency that are not in accordance with the standards required under the bill are subject to review by the Director of the EMSA, as specified, and that a local EMS agency that is notified of a policy or procedure that is not in compliance is required to stop implementation of the policy and procedure or submit a revised policy or procedure that complies with the regulations developed by the authority to the director within 90 days of notification. The bill would allow the authority to assess penalties on a local EMS agency that fails to respond to a notification of noncompliance. By requiring that the local entities comply with these requirements, and by changing the definition of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. Hide
 
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This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Committee on Appropriations Vote: Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.

PASSED on August 2, 2010.

voted YES: 10 voted NO: 0
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 1797.184 and 1797.200 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Emergency Medical Services.

AB 2456 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to designate an emergency medical services (EMS) agency, for the establishment and administration of an emergency medical services program in the county. Existing law also establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), which, among other things, adopts guidelines and regulations governing the provision of emergency medical services. Violation of these provisions is a crime.

This bill would specify that the regulations of the authority shall include policies and procedures applicable to the functions, certification, and licensure of all emergency medical technician personnel, as defined, and would require the local EMS agencies to adhere to these standards. The bill would authorize the authority to develop and adopt a related fee schedule and fee increases to support the authority’s actual costs to promulgate the additional regulations. The bill would provide that any policies and procedures implemented by a local EMS agency that are not in accordance with the standards required under the bill are subject to review by the… More
Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to designate an emergency medical services (EMS) agency, for the establishment and administration of an emergency medical services program in the county. Existing law also establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), which, among other things, adopts guidelines and regulations governing the provision of emergency medical services. Violation of these provisions is a crime.

This bill would specify that the regulations of the authority shall include policies and procedures applicable to the functions, certification, and licensure of all emergency medical technician personnel, as defined, and would require the local EMS agencies to adhere to these standards. The bill would authorize the authority to develop and adopt a related fee schedule and fee increases to support the authority’s actual costs to promulgate the additional regulations. The bill would provide that any policies and procedures implemented by a local EMS agency that are not in accordance with the standards required under the bill are subject to review by the Director of the EMSA, as specified, and that a local EMS agency that is notified of a policy or procedure that is not in compliance is required to stop implementation of the policy and procedure or submit a revised policy or procedure that complies with the regulations developed by the authority to the director within 90 days of notification. The bill would allow the authority to assess penalties on a local EMS agency that fails to respond to a notification of noncompliance. By requiring that the local entities comply with these requirements, and by changing the definition of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 1797.184 and 1797.200 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Emergency Medical Services.
Author(s)
Alberto Torrico
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Emergency medical services: regulation
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/19/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Health4/13/2010
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2010
    Passed Assembly6/02/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Health6/30/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/02/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/12/2010
    Passed Senate8/25/2010
    Passed Assembly8/26/2010
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/08/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/29/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/29/2010
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on HealthDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/13/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Health
    17 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/28/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2456 TORRICO Assembly Third Reading6/02/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    53 voted YES 19 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on HealthDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/30/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Health
    5 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/02/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/12/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    7 voted YES 4 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2456 Torrico By Cedillo8/25/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    22 voted YES 12 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 2456 TORRICO Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/26/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    52 voted YES 19 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/19/2010
    2/19/2010Introduced. To print.
    2/21/2010From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.
    2/22/2010Read first time.
    3/11/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    4/05/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
    4/06/2010Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    select this voteVote4/13/2010Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    4/21/2010From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 17. Noes 2.) (April 13).
    4/22/2010Read second time and amended.
    4/26/2010Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/19/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    5/28/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 28). Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
    select this voteVote5/28/2010Do pass as amended.
    6/01/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    6/02/2010Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 53. Noes 19. Page 5504.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/02/2010AB 2456 TORRICO Assembly Third Reading
    6/03/2010In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    6/10/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    6/23/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    select this voteVote6/30/2010Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    7/01/2010From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (June 30).
    7/15/2010Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/02/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR suspense file.
    currently selectedVote8/02/2010Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    8/04/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Corrected August 6.)
    select this voteVote8/12/2010Do pass.
    8/16/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 4.) (August 12). Received August 13 pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(14)
    8/17/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/20/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading.
    8/23/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    8/25/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 22. Noes 12. Page 4876.)
    8/25/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 27 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/25/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB2456 Torrico By Cedillo
    8/26/2010Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 52. Noes 19. Page 6739.) Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 49. Noes 27. Page 6707.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/26/2010AB 2456 TORRICO Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/08/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 4 p.m.
    Vetoed9/29/2010Vetoed by Governor.

    Total contributions given to Senators from Nurses, which…

    opposed this motion

    Nurses$3,000
    $3,000

    2 Organizations Supported and 19 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend Sections 1797.184 and 1797.200 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Emergency Medical Services.: Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.

    2 organizations supported this motion

    California Professional Firefighters
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    International Association of Fire Fighters
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    19 organizations opposed this motion

    American Medical Response
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Ambulance Association
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California State Association of Counties
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    City of Eureka
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    County of Fresno
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    County of Orange Board of Supervisors
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    County of San Bernardino
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Emergency Medical Directors Association of California
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Emergency Medical Services Authority
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Emergency Nurses Association
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Health Officers Association of California
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Humboldt County Board of Supervisors
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Regional Council of Rural Counties
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Urban Counties Caucus
    Senate Committee on Health (2010, June 30). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 23, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Nurses interest groups, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0Yes
    Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0Yes
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$2,000Yes
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$0$1,000Yes
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$0Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$0$0Yes
    Curren PriceDCA-26$0$0Yes
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$0$0Not Voting
    Lois WolkDCA-5$0$0Yes
    Mark WylandRCA-38$0$0Yes
    Leland YeeDCA-8$0$0Yes

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$32,585$7,600Yes
    Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0Yes
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$47,899$2,600Yes
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$66,900$3,000Yes
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$37,650$2,500Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$57,300$5,850Yes
    Curren PriceDCA-26$21,100$0Yes
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$22,100$12,400Not Voting
    Lois WolkDCA-5$37,714$8,200Yes
    Mark WylandRCA-38$29,400$0Yes
    Leland YeeDCA-8$34,820$4,750Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations$387,468

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Health care services$42,900
    Nurses$3,000
    Municipal & county government organizations$1,000
    Health professionals$0
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