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Notification: Maine Law Now Requires Direct Dialing of 9-1-1

November 08, 2017 | Posted in:

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Effective November 1, any public or private entity in Maine that installs or operates a multi-line telephone system (MLTS) must ensure that it connects to the public switched telephone network in such a way that allows a person to directly dial 9-1-1 without first requiring the dialing of any other number or set of numbers (9, 9-1-1 for example).

Public Law 2017 Chapter 48, An Act to Ensure Direct Dialing of 911 from Multi-line Telephone Systems, has a one-year compliance period. However, if a system is not capable, the installer or operator must ensure compliance when it is next upgraded to a system capable of compliance. Click here for more information.

Systems Engineering clients affected by this new law will be communicated with via separate email communication. 

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