Bill Status of SB1306 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: EMS SYSTEMS-BODY & DASH CAMERA
Sen. Doris Turner
|Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Requires the Department of Public Health, within one year after the effective date of the amendatory Act, to adopt rules requiring all EMS personnel to be equipped by their employers with body cameras that record the interactions of those personnel with patients, emergency responders, and members of the public during service calls and to adopt rules requiring all ambulances, SEMSVs, and medical carriers to be equipped by their owners with dashboard cameras that record the operation of those vehicles by EMS personnel during service calls. Specifies that the rules adopted by the Department shall require the body cameras and dashboard cameras to be operational during all service calls and shall ensure that all recordings made by the body cameras and dashboard cameras are retained by employers and owners for at least 6 months after the date of the recording and are not capable of being modified or deleted during that retention period. Provides that recordings made with a body camera or dashboard camera are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act except when requested by the person who made the service call or that person's attorney or personal representative or a law enforcement official. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.