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Emergency Medical Service Provider Scope Of Practice

Concerning expansion of an emergency medical service provider's scope of practice.
2019 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill expands an emergency medical service (EMS) provider's scope of practice by authorizing a provider to practice under the medical supervision of a licensed physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, or registered nurse, who is immediately available and physically present at the clinical setting where the EMS provider is performing tasks and procedures within the EMS provider's scope of practice. The state board of health may promulgate rules regarding medical supervision of an EMS provider's performance of tasks and procedures in a clinical setting. The bill also specifies the prehospital settings in which an EMS provider may perform patient care, which care is subject to medical direction by a physician.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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