SCS/SB 820 - This act increases the maximum amount of money that may be appropriated, transferred or credited to the Governmental Emergency Fund from $150,000 per year to $850,000 per year. The maximum amount shall be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index.
Current law states that any health care professional licensed, registered, or certified in this state may be deployed to provide care in the event of a declared emergency, subject to approval by the state emergency management agency. This act provides that any health care professional licensed, registered, or certified in any state who volunteers may be deployed to provide emergency care. This act also provides that health care professionals deployed by the governor or any state agency shall be immune from civil liability in the delivery of health care necessitated by the emergency, except for willful or wanton acts or omissions.
This act is similar to SCS/SB 889 (2006) and SCS/HB 1118 (2006).