WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KARI'S LAW AND RAY BAUM'S ACT

In August 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules implementing two federal laws that strengthen emergency calling: Kari’s Law and Section 506 of RAY BAUM’S Act. While there are exceptions to almost every rule, it’s important that technology leaders consider their current collaboration solution and whether or not it meets (or will meet) the mandated requirements.

OneNeck’s Collaboration Practice Director, Jonathan Heim adds, “While Kari’s Law stipulates inclusion of all MLTS in the US that were manufactured, imported, sold, leased or installed on or after February 17, 2020, organizations with older MLTS solutions still need to be aware. If you upgrade, refresh hardware or make any substantial changes to the system, there’s a very high probability that you will then need to meet the requirements of the law.”

So, what does Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’S Act entail?