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AB 40 (Rodriguez, D-Pomona)

Pending Oppose Unless Amended

AB 40 (Rodriguez, D-Pomona) Details

Passed the Assembly on May 25. Pending a Senate policy committee referral.

In Assembly Health Committee, the author agreed to amend AB 40 to remove the statewide, 20-minute ambulance patient offload time (APOT) standard and instead require local emergency medical services agencies to establish an APOT of no more than 30 minutes 90% of the time. Additional amendments would clarify that the Emergency Medical Services Authority will begin monitoring APOT once the California Emergency Medical Services Information System electronic signature tool is available. CHA is continuing to work with the author’s office on additional amendments to ensure that hospitals would not be subject to additional fines or penalties if the local standard is not met, since there are many factors that contribute to APOT that are outside of hospitals’ control. See APOT Advocacy Materials.

Vanessa Gonzalez

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VP State Advocacy
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Sheree Lowe

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VP Policy
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