A regional radio board may elect to become a regional emergency communication board by amending the joint powers agreement establishing the regional radio board to include responsibility for coordinating 911 service within the region.
Where a regional radio board has elected to become a regional emergency communication board, the board shall have the powers provided for in sections 403.39 and 471.59. The board must provide for the following powers in its joint power agreement:
(1) the development and maintenance of a regional plan for the implementation of Next Generation 911 (NG911) service within the region or within subregions of the region consistent with standards established under section 403.382; and
(2) the establishment of regional technical and operational standards for the implementation of NG911 service within the region or within subregions of the region that are consistent with technical and operational standards for 911 service adopted pursuant to section 403.382.