Bill Summaries: H741 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 28 2021 - View summary

    Amends GS 143-166.2, setting out the definitions for Article 12A, Public Safety Employees' Death Benefits Act, by adding and defining the term telecommunicator as a person qualified to provide 911 call taking employed by a public safety answering point (PSAP). Specifies that the term applies to 911 call takers, dispatchers, radio operators, data terminal operators, or any combination of such call taking functions in a PSAP. Adds telecommunicators to the list of covered persons under the Article. Adds that when a telecommunicator's death occurs as a direct and proximate result of a heart attack or stroke that occurs in the course of employment or during travel to or from work, that telecommunicator is presumed to have been killed in the line of duty. Effective July 1, 2021.