E911 Compliance Webinar

How Kari’s Law and the Ray Baum Act Affect Your Organization’s Compliance 

Details about E911 Laws and Timing

February 16, 2020 – Kari’s Law Act of 2017 went into effect and requires the following on all new / upgraded telephony systems:

  • Direct access to 9-1-1 without an access code
  • Routing to the 9-1-1 PSAP (public safety answer point) with no interception
  • On-site notification to staff of who dialed 9-1-1

January 6, 2021 – Ray Baum’s Act 506 will go into effect:

  • Requires dispatchable location to be delivered for wired devices
  • Defines “dispatchable locations” as building address and additional data that can locate the caller in a reasonable amount of time

January 6, 2022 – Ray Baum’s Act 506 adds wireless devices:

  • Requires dispatchable location to be delivered for wireless devices

For more information regarding E911 compliance please visit www.fcc.gov/mlts-911-requirements.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

In addition to facing potentially devastating civil liabilities should a tragedy occur, businesses that fail to comply with the law risk fines and may be subject to additional penalties for each day they remain non-compliant. With Kari’s Law now included within the amended Communications Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the power to enforce the rules, assign judgments, and collect penalties.

Are all of your connected users equally protected when they need help during an emergency? Federal law mandates that all organizations are responsible for providing access to dialing 911 without the need for any extra digits.

Whether a user is dialing 911 from work or remote location, a campus IP, digital or analog phone, remote VPN phone, or softphone, your organization is responsible for complying with Kari’s Law and the Ray Baum Act.  Altura and Avaya want to help your organization understand how E911 compliance affects your organization NOW.

Learn more on our OnDemand E911 Compliance Webinar.

E911 Compliance Webinar