The Charles County Commissioners enacted Bill 2017-11. The bill permits voluntary collective bargaining between Charles County and full time merit system employees in the Emergency Medical Services Division of the Charles County Department of Emergency Services who hold ranks of Lieutenant, Paramedic, or Emergency Medical Technician, in accordance with Title 4, Subtitle 5, of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Labor and Employment Article. The bill adds Article IV, Chapter197, Sections 26 thru 34 to the Charles County Code.

Bill 2017-11 becomes effective on February 23, 2018.