assembly Bill A5966

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Designates certain emergency and public safety dispatchers and operators as first responders

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Mar 02, 2021 referred to health

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A5966 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5154
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3001, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10293, S8235

A5966 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5966 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5966
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. ABBATE, ENGLEBRIGHT, THIELE, 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
   responders

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 3001 of the public health law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  804  of  the  laws  of 1992, is amended to read as
 follows:
   5. "Certified first responder" means an individual who meets the mini-
 mum requirements established by regulations pursuant  to  section  three
 thousand  two  of this article and who is responsible for administration
 of initial life saving care of  sick  and  injured  persons,  AND  SHALL
 INCLUDE PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHERS, EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, EMERGENCY OPER-
 ATORS, EMERGENCY COMPLAINT OPERATORS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCHERS,
 WHO  PROVIDE  COMMUNICATION SUPPORT SERVICES WITHIN POLICE AND SHERIFF'S
 DEPARTMENTS AS WELL AS FIRE, RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08198-01-1