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Management of the scene of an accident   

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Whenever law enforcement officers and emergency medical technicians are at the scene of an accident, management of the scene of the accident shall be vested in the appropriate law enforcement agency, whose representative shall consult with representatives of other response agencies at the scene to ensure that all appropriate resources are properly utilized. However, authority for patient care management at the scene of an accident shall be determined in accordance with Section 1798.6 of the Health and Safety Code.

For purposes of this section, "management of the scene of an accident" means the coordination of operations which occur at the location of an accident.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1058, Sec. 6.)