What is Ray Baum’s Act?
Ray Baum’s Act was created to expedite the dispatch of emergency services to all individuals, regardless of location, fast and efficiently.
Under Section 506 of Ray Baum’s Act, the Commission has adopted rules to ensure that “dispatchable location” is conveyed with 911 calls to dispatch centers, regardless of the technological platform used, including 911 calls from MLTS. Dispatchable location means a location delivered to the PSAP with a 911 call that consists of the validated street address of the calling party, plus additional information such as suite, apartment, or similar information necessary to adequately identify the location of the calling party. (47 CFR § 9.3.)
Who Does The Act Apply To?
The Act applies to any company with US-based workers and which has a multi-line telephone system (MLTS) manufactured, imported, offered for first sale or lease, first sold or leased, had a significant upgrade, or was installed after February 16, 2020.
“Your Remote & Lone Workers Are Especially Vulnerable!”
The Act covers lone and remote workers who are especially at risk due to their location or lack of close workmates. It includes all employees who can call 911 from their desktop, and those using handheld wireless devices such as a smartphone, including those outside of cell range.
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