HB 296/LM/CI (BR 903) - R. Palumbo, D. Floyd
AN ACT relating to emergency medical services.
Repeal and reenact, or amend, various sections of KRS Chapter 311A to define terms, including "alternate transport vehicle," "emergency medical services provider," "emergency medical services personnel," and "transport"; establish board membership and annual meeting requirements and grant powers and duties; establish types and levels of certification or licensure for emergency medical services personnel and require the board to promulgate administrative regulations for same; designate the board as the primary oversight agency charged with overseeing the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program; restrict persons not licensed or certified and authorize the board to act on prohibited activities; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations to establish a complaint process; permit board to grant power of investigation, hearings, and discipline to executive director; establish sanctions, disciplinary actions, and penalties for the violation of the chapter; permit immediate temporary suspension of license or certification; prohibit persons from operating as an emergency medical services provider without a license; establish license or certification renewal process for all levels of emergency medical services personnel, continuing education requirements, and mandatory compliance with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome education and training requirements; permit the board to establish a fee schedule through administrative regulations; establish privileges and immunities for emergency medical services personnel; require the emergency medical services grant program to provide funding for each county; require funds to be administered by the board according to KCTCS policy and procedure; permit paramedic to draw blood from a criminal defendant; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations to establish the scope of practice for all types and levels of licensure and certification; require the board to review and approve protocols; require the board to collect data from EMS providers relating to provision of emergency medical services rendered; permit the board to issue limited certification or licensure to felon; amend KRS 311.550, 314.181 and 311.669 to conform; repeal KRS 213.413, 311A.070, 311A.115, 311A.120, 311A.130, 311A.140, 311A.160, and 311A.165.
Feb 2-introduced in House
Feb 3-to Local Government (H)
Feb 11-posted in committee