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House Bill 1186

House Bill 1186

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF HB 1186 (Updated March 8, 2012 9:27 pm - DI 104)

Emergency medical services personnel. Authorizes the Indiana emergency medical services commission (commission) to implement an emergency services personnel certification program through emergency rules. Provides for the licensure of paramedics by the emergency medical services commission. (Current law provides for the certification of paramedics by the emergency medical services commission.) Renames "emergency medical technician-intermediate" as "advanced emergency medical technician". Deletes the term "emergency medical technician- basic advanced". Renames "first responders" as "emergency medical responders". Requires that an emergency medical dispatcher must have completed training that meets specified standards and removes language in which the commission certified an emergency medical dispatch agency. Allows an individual who is currently certified as: (1) an emergency medical technician-basic advanced; or (2) an emergency medical technician-intermediate; two years to comply with new certification requirements for emergency medical services personnel. Provides that certain provisions relating to the unlawful or unauthorized practice of medicine do not apply to respiratory care practitioners practicing respiratory care. Requires the health finance commission to study during the 2012 legislative interim issues concerning the licensing of paramedics. Makes conforming changes.
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