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S.F. No. 153 - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board Guidelines
Author: Senator Torrey N. Westrom
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
Date: February 28, 2019


SF 153 directs the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) to develop proposed guidelines with respect to (1) EMTs, advanced EMTs, or paramedics assisting a patient with the administration of certain prescription drugs in emergency situations and (2) ambulance services developing service care plans for individuals with rare conditions that may require emergency treatment with prescription drugs.

Paragraph (a) directs the EMSRB to develop proposed guidelines permitting EMTs, Advanced EMTs, and paramedics to assist with administering prescription drugs in emergency situations provided the drugs are previously prescribed, carried by the patient, intended to treat a life-threating condition, and administered in a manner within the scope of training of the EMT, Advanced EMT or paramedic administering the drug.

Paragraph (b) requires the EMSRB to propose guidelines for ambulance services, at the discretion of the ambulance service medical director, to develop emergency medical service plans for certain patients in the ambulance services’ service area.

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