Oppose Unless Amended
Introduced on Dec. 5, 2022. Referred to Assembly Emergency Management and Health Committees.
AB 40 would establish a statewide, 20-minute standard 90% of the time for ambulance patient offload times. It would also direct the Emergency Medical Services Authority to develop a public education campaign related to the use of the 911 system. Additionally, it would develop an electronic signature to track when transfer of care from EMTs to hospitals takes place. CHA is advocating for the removal of the establishment of a statewide, 20-minute standard as patients should be treated in order of greatest need, and the manner they arrive at a hospital should not be artificially weighted.