5.6.2 Kari’s Law & Ray Baum’s Act Federal Requirement

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Overview

Kari's Law & Ray Baum's Act are federal regulations enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to simplify 911 access and require that 911 callers be easily located. 

CSULB has complied with Kari’s Law for a long time.  Any University phone can call 911 and reach the University Police simply by using 9-1-1.

Ray Baum's Act is a newer requirement to ensure that precise location information is included with all 911 calls forwarded to emergency responders. If a 911 caller is unable to speak to the answering dispatcher, the dispatch center can locate the origination point of that call and send assistance to that location.

Virtual Phone & Agent Users

From a University hard-wired phone, precise records of extensions and lines permit the Division of IT to provide building and office locations to University Police.  However, because users with Virtual Phone (MiCollab) and Agent (MiCC) could roam wirelessly, different technology must be used to forward location information to University Police.  CSULB will use Redsky MyE911 from Everbridge.

Virtual phone and Agent users will be required to register their work address/location(s), including remote work locations.

Reference

For more information, see Kari’s Law & Ray Baum’s Act

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Article ID: 140478
Created
Wed 7/13/22 11:29 AM
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Mon 7/25/22 4:52 PM