SB-867: Emergency Medical Services

Session: 2015-2016
Author: Roth
Status: Signed into Law (Chaptered)
AAP-CA Position: Support
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Existing law establishes the Maddy Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fund, and authorizes each county to establish an emergency medical services fund for reimbursement of costs related to emergency medical services. Existing law, until January 1, 2017, 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, 2017, requires 15% of the funds collected pursuant to that provision to be used to provide funding for pediatric trauma centers.
This bill would extend the operative date of these provisions indefinitely.
Download AAP Positional Letter: Letter of Support to Author