Proposition 11: Paramedic Break Time
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Yes votes: 7,181,116 (59.6%)
No votes: 4,861,831 (40.4%)
Proposition 11 would alter state laws that affect private paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. Under the measure, EMT’s and paramedics would be required to be on call during their entire shift including breaks. Ambulance companies would also be required to offer EMTs and paramedics mental health services and education on disasters, workplace shootings, and violence prevention. The measure would not apply to EMTs and paramedics who are paid with public funds.
Supporters of Proposition 11 claim the measure will establish into law the necessary step of keeping paramedics and EMT's on call during meal breaks. They say that the proposition will provide safeguards to make sure EMT's and Paramedics are compensated for any lost break time due to emergency calls.
No argument was submitted.