128.021 Adoption of rules establishing technical and operational standards for public safety answering points.

(A) Not later than January 1, 2014, and in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the steering committee shall adopt rules that establish technical and operational standards for public safety answering points eligible to receive disbursements under section 128.55 of the Revised Code. The rules shall incorporate industry standards and best practices for wireless 9-1-1 services. Public safety answering points shall comply with the standards not later than two years after the effective date of the rules adopting the standards.

(B) Not later than one year after the effective date of this amendment, and in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the steering committee shall conduct an assessment of the operational standards for public safety answering points developed under division (A) of this section and revise the standards as necessary to ensure that the operational standards contain the following:

(1) Policies to ensure that public safety answering point personnel prioritize life-saving questions in responding to each call to a 9-1-1 system established under this chapter;

(2) A requirement that all public safety answering point personnel complete proper training or provide proof of prior training to give instructions regarding emergency situations.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Renumbered and amended from § 5507.021 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.166, HB 360, §1, eff. 12/20/2012.