All Information (Except Text) for S.412 - REMOTE Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 02/07/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Title(s) as Introduced
Remote, Emergency, Medical, Online Training, Telehealth, and EMT Act
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to provide a pay incentive for border patrol agents to complete emergency medical technician and paramedic training, to ensure that language interpretation services are available at all U.S. Border Patrol stations, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|02/07/2019||Introduced in Senate|
02/07/2019 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|02/07/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.|
Action By: Senate
02/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
|Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]*||02/07/2019|
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|Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs||02/07/2019||Referred to|
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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.