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S.F. No. 307 - Prehospital Care Data Collection and Reporting Responsibilities Modifications - the First Engrossment
Author: Senator Kari Dziedzic
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
Date: March 20, 2015


This bill reforms the policies governing the collection and reporting of ambulance prehospital care data.

Section 1 places notice in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13, Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, that section 144.281 classifies prehospital care data as other than public, places restrictions on access to government data, or involves data sharing.

Section 2 (in conjunction with the repealer in section 5) transfers responsibility for collecting and reporting ambulance prehospital care data from the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) to the Commissioner of Health. Section 1 includes provisions similar to the provisions in section 144E.123, which is repealed in section 5 of this bill. Ambulance services licensees are still required to gather and retain prehospital care data, provide a copy of the data to receiving hospitals, and share this private data with the state.  Section 2 also requires the EMSRB to transfer all legacy data collected and maintained by the EMSRB to the commissioner; requires the commissioner to use the prehospital care data in efforts to improve health in the state; requires the commissioner to use the data to create annual reports to describe emergency medical services; requires the commissioner to share portions of the data with the EMSRB and the commissioner of public safety; and permits the commissioner to share the data with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Section 3 removes the requirement that the prehospital care data provisions be suspended during certain declared emergencies.

Section 4 eliminates a $150 fine for failing to adhere to the prehospital care data provisions.

Section 5 repeals section 144E.123.

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