Bill Text: NY A10293 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Designates certain emergency and public safety dispatchers and operators as first responders.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 33-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-04-15 - referred to health [A10293 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A10293-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     April 15, 2020

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DeSTEFANO  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health

        AN ACT to amend the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  designating
          certain emergency and public safety dispatchers and operators as first

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 3001 of the public health law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  804  of  the  laws  of 1992, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    5. "Certified first responder" means an individual who meets the mini-
     5  mum requirements established by regulations pursuant  to  section  three
     6  thousand  two  of this article and who is responsible for administration
     7  of initial life saving care of  sick  and  injured  persons,  and  shall
     8  include public safety dispatchers, emergency responders, emergency oper-
     9  ators, emergency complaint operators and emergency services dispatchers,
    10  who  provide  communication support services within police and sheriff's
    11  departments as well as fire, rescue and emergency services departments.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.