Calif. Senate Passes Bill That Would Prevent Policies That Block Life-Saving Help
On Tuesday, the California Senate unanimously approved a bill (AB 633) that would bar employers from having policies that prohibit workers from giving life-saving medical help in an emergency situation. The legislation -- by Assembly member Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) -- was developed following the death of a woman at a Bakersfield retirement home, where a worker refused to follow a 911 dispatcher's advice to perform CPR because of company policy. The bill now moves to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for consideration.
- "Bill Would Make It Illegal To Bar Life-Saving Help" (Williams, AP/U-T San Diego, 9/3).