9-1-1 Direct Dialing, Notification, and Dispatchable Location Requirements: FCC Explanation of Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’S Act

Kari’s Law requires direct 9-1-1 dialing and notification capabilities in multi-line telephone systems (MLTS), typically found in office buildings, campuses, and hotels. Under Section 506 of RAY BAUM’S Act, the Commission adopted rules to ensure that “dispatchable location” is conveyed with 9-1-1 calls to dispatch centers, regardless of platform, including 9-1-1 calls from MLTS.