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Emergency Medical Responder Registration Program

Concerning emergency medical responder registration in the department of public health and environment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2016 Regular Session
Public Health
Bill Summary

The act changes the name of first responders to emergency medical responders and transfers the registration program for the emergency medical responders from the department of public safety to the department of public health and environment (department). The act requires the department to administer the registration program beginning July 1, 2017, and authorizes the department to promulgate rules to administer the program.

The department is authorized to grant a provisional registration for up to 90 days prior to an applicant receiving registration. The department is also authorized to promulgate rules concerning the recognition of training programs and continued competency requirements for emergency medical responders. The department is authorized to investigate complaints against emergency medical responders and to take disciplinary action against emergency medical responders.

$24,985 is appropriated to the department from the emergency medical services account in the highway users tax fund to implement the act.

(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