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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

Emergency medical service providers - scope of practice - medical supervision of practice in a clinical setting - prehospital scope of practice - state board of health rules. The act 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 act 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 this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details