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Title: Vehicle Occupant Safety Program Webinar CPS Program Reminders Kate Bernacki, M.P.H. Coordinator, Vehicle Occupant Safety Program (VOSP) Safe and Active Communities Branch California Department of Public Health December 20, 2012


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Vehicle Occupant Safety Program WebinarCPS
Program RemindersKate Bernacki,
M.P.H.Coordinator, Vehicle Occupant Safety
Program (VOSP)Safe and Active Communities
BranchCalifornia Department of Public
HealthDecember 20, 2012
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VOSP strives to prevent injuries and deaths to
children 0-16 years old in California by
increasing the use, and correcting misuse, of
child safety seats, booster seats, and seat
belts.Staff Kate Bernacki, M.P.H.,
Coordinator Claudia Angel, Administration
California Department of Public Health Safe and
Active Communities BranchVehicle Occupant Safety
Program (VOSP)
California Department of Public Health Safe and
Active Communities BranchVehicle Occupant Safety
Program (VOSP)
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VOSP Statewide CPS Support
  • CPS Laws
  • Vehicle Codes
  • Hospital and Insurance Codes
  • Hospital Policies
  • CPS Program Components
  • Technical and Program Development
  • Educational Materials
  • Conviction Data
  • Site Visits
  • CPS Technician Training System
  • CA Violator Program Development
  • Statewide Guidelines

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CPS Technician Training System
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  • Vehicle Code (VC) 27360 series
  • http//www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/tocd12c5a3_3.h
    tm
  • 27360 child restraint system from 0 to 8 years
    in the rear seat
  • Exemption for child restraint system of 49, (VC
    27363)
  • Exemption for rear seat position if all the
    seating positions are filled with other children
    seven years of age or under. (VC 27363)
  • No delineation of 1 years old and 20 lbs. for
    rear-facing or not in front seat.
  • 27360.5 child restraint system or seat belt
    from 8 years to 16 years to be properly
    restrained
  • With definition of proper restraint listed under
    VC 27315 http//dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc27315.
    htm
  • 15620 prohibits leaving unattended child under
    age seven in a vehicle where a significant risk
    to the childs health and safety is present or
    when keys are left in the ignition or the car is
    running

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  • AB 1452 (Hill, Chaptered 185, Statutes of 2012)
  • http//www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_14
    51-1500/ab_1452_bill_20120827_chaptered.pdf
  • Section 27363.5 of the Vehicle Code is amended to
    read
  • (a) A public or private hospital, clinic, or
    birthing center shall, at the time of the
    discharge of a child, provide to and discuss with
    the parents or the person to whom the child is
    released, if the child is under eight years
  • of age, information on the current law requiring
    child passenger restraint systems, safety belts,
    and the transportation of children in rear seats.
  • (b) A public or private hospital, clinic, or
    birthing center shall also provide to and discuss
    with the parent or person to whom the child is
    released, if the child is under eight years of
    age, contact information to direct the person
  • to an Internet Web site or other contact that
    could provide, at no cost or low cost,
    information and assistance relating to child
    passenger restraint system requirements,
    installation, and inspection. Pursuant to this
    subdivision, the hospital, clinic, or birthing
    center does not have any additional obligation to
    provide patients with any assistance relating to
    child passenger restraint systems, other than
    providing the contact information as set forth in
    this subdivision. This contact information may
    include the following
  • (1) Call 1-866-SEAT-CHECK or visit
    www.seatcheck.org to find a nearby location.
  • (2) The telephone number of the local office of
    the Department of the California Highway Patrol.
  • (3) The Internet Web site for the National
    Highway Traffic Safety Administrations Child
    Safety Seat Inspection Station Locator.
  • (4) The Internet Web site for the State
    Department of Public Healths child passenger
    restraint system safety inspection locator.
  • (c) A public or private hospital, clinic, or
    birthing center shall not be responsible for the
    failure of the parent or person to whom the child
    is released to properly transport the child.

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California CPS Parent BrochureSeptember 2012
  • English one side, Spanish the other.

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VOSP Supports California CPS Education
  • Booster Seat Poster
  • Changes to Californias CPS Law
  • Effective January 1, 2012
  • English/Spanish and now in Punjabi, Korean,
    Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Farsi, Hmong,
    Cambodian, and Arabic
  • Good visual for K-3 grades at school locations
  • On VOSP website
  • http//www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/CPSinCalifor
    nia-VOSP.aspx

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  • Vehicle Occupant Safety Program (VOSP)
  • California Department of Public Health
  • Kate Bernacki, Coordinator
  • (916) 552-9855 Kate.Bernacki_at_cdph.ca.gov
  • Claudia Angel, Administration
  • (916) 552-9800 Claudia.Angel_at_cdph.ca.gov
  • On the web at http//www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Page
    s/CPSinCalifornia-VOSP.aspx

Funding for this program was provided by a grant
from the California Office of Traffic Safety,
through the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration
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