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Legislative Update - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

AB 319

(Rodriguez D)   Pupil instruction: cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Introduced: 2/13/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Referred to Com. on ED.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. ED.

Summary: Current law authorizes a school district or school to provide a comprehensive program in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, or both, to pupils and employees in accordance with specified guidelines. This bill would instead require a school district or school to provide a comprehensive program in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to pupils and employees in accordance with specified guidelines, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

 

AB 430

(Hernández, Roger D)   Trauma care systems.
Introduced: 2/19/2015
Status: 2/20/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.
Location: 2/19/2015-A. PRINT

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
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. PRINT

Summary: Current law requires the Emergency Medical Services Authority to develop planning and implementation guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) systems that address several components, including, but not limited to, manpower and training, communications, transportation, and assessment of hospitals and critical care centers. This bill would authorize a health facility, as defined, to release patient-identifiable medical inform a prehospital emergency medical services provider to the extent specific data elements are requested for quality assessment and improvement purposes.

 
AB 637

(Campos D)   Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment forms.
Introduced: 2/24/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-Read first time. To print.
Location: 2/24/2015-A. PRINT

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.

 

ACR 10

(Rodriguez D)   Emergency Medical Services Week.
Introduced: 1/21/2015
Status: 2/2/2015-Referred to Com. on RLS.
Location: 2/2/2015-A. RLS.

Summary: This measure would proclaim the week of May 17, 2015, through May 23, 2015, as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

ACR 23

(Salas D)   AED Awareness Week.
Introduced: 2/11/2015
Last Amend: 2/19/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Re-referred to Com. on RLS. From committee: Be adopted. Ordered to Third Reading. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (February 23).
Location: 2/23/2015-A. THIRD READING
Calendar:  2/26/2015  #1  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE

Summary: This measure would designate the week of February 22 through 28, 2015, as Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week in California.

 

SB 19

(Wolk D)   Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form: statewide registry.
Introduced: 12/1/2014
Status: 1/15/2015-Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and JUD.
Location: 1/15/2015-S. HEALTH

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 health care providers. Health care providers who complete 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: 2/20/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
Location: 2/19/2015-S. PRINT

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.

 

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