Summary: S.412 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.412. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (02/07/2019)

Remote, Emergency, Medical, Online Training, Telehealth, and EMT Act or the REMOTE Act

This bill directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to make emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic training available to selected border patrol agents along the southern border. Agents that complete the training or already have EMT or paramedic certifications shall receive specified pay increases.

The bill imposes requirements related to (1) the percentage of agents with EMT or paramedic training assigned in each sector, and (2) minimum levels of various medical supplies in each sector.

CBP shall require all border patrol agents and officers to complete online training on how to (1) identify common signs of medical distress in children, and (2) timely transfer sick children to medical care.

CBP shall ensure that all remote stations, forward operating bases, and remote ports of entry on the southern border have (1) voice access to a medical command physician, and (2) access to language interpretation services.