Appropriate Local Emergency Authority Law and Legal Definition

Appropriate local emergency authority means “an emergency answering point that has not been officially designated as a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), but has the capability of receiving 911 calls and either dispatching emergency services personnel or, if necessary, relaying the call to another emergency service provider. An appropriate local emergency authority may include, but is not limited to, an existing local law enforcement authority, such as the police, county sheriff, local emergency medical services provider, or fire department.” [47 CFR 64.3000; Title 47-Telecommunication; Chapter I-Federal Communications Commission; Subchapter B-Common Carrier Services; Part 64-Miscellaneous Rules Relating To Common Carriers; Subpart Aa-Universal Emergency Telephone Number]