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SB 604 — Practitioners

by Senator Bean

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill directs certain fees collected by the Department of Health for examinations, certification, and recertification of emergency medical technicians and paramedics to be deposited into the Medical Quality Assurance Trust Fund instead of the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund.

The bill also adds to the types of proceedings that the Department of Financial Services must defend to include any action for injunctive, affirmative, or declaratory relief against an impaired practitioner consultant involving emergency interventions on behalf of impaired practitioners when the consultant is unable to perform the intervention if the act or omission arises out of and is in the scope of the consultant’s contractual duties.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 35-0; House 117-0