Maine LD 62: An Act To Require Notice to Municipal Officers of Violations of Emergency Medical Services Law and Rule

LD 62 (subjects: EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES , SYSTEM )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=62&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Karen Gerrish of Lebanon: (R – District 20) — e-mail | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/14/2015 House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
3/17/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/18/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-13).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/19/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-13) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/24/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-13), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/25/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/26/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 62 as originally introduced. L.D. 62 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-13) .

An Act To Require Notice to Municipal Officers of Violations of Emergency Medical Services Law and Rule

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 83, sub- 17-B is enacted to read:

17-B. Municipal officers. “Municipal officers” means:

A. The selectmen or councillors of a town; or
B. The mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city.

Sec. 2. 32 MRSA 90-A, sub- 2-A is enacted to read:

2-A. Notice to municipal officers. In any proceeding under this section regarding a violation of law or rule in connection with the provision of emergency medical services in a municipality, subject to the confidentiality provisions of section 91-B, the board shall notify the municipal officers of that municipality.

Sec. 3. 32 MRSA 91-B, sub- 2, D, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 271, 19, is amended to read:

D. During the pendency of an investigation, a complaint or investigative record may be disclosed:

(1) To Maine Emergency Medical Services employees designated by the director;

(2) To designated complaint officers of the board;

(3) By a Maine Emergency Medical Services employee or complaint officer designated by the board to the extent considered necessary to facilitate the investigation;

(4) To other state or federal agencies when the files contain evidence of possible violations of laws enforced by those agencies;

(5) By the director, to the extent the director determines such disclosure necessary to avoid imminent and serious harm. The authority of the director to make such a disclosure may not be delegated;

(6) When it is determined, in accordance with rules adopted by the department, that confidentiality is no longer warranted due to general public knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the complaint or investigation and when the investigation would not be prejudiced by the disclosure; or

(7) To the person investigated on request of that person. The director may refuse to disclose part or all of any investigative information, including the fact of an investigation, when the director determines that disclosure would prejudice the investigation. The authority of the director to make such a determination may not be delegated . ; or

(8) To the municipal officers of a municipality in a proceeding in which notice is provided under section 90-A, subsection 2-A.

summary

This bill provides notice to the municipal officers of a municipality when the Emergency Medical Services’ Board investigates or takes action with regard to a violation of law or rule in connection with the provision of emergency medical services in the municipality. The bill provides an exception to Emergency Medical Services’ Board confidentiality protections when notice is given to municipal officers.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 62 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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