TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.550 SCOPE OF PRACTICE - LICENSED EMT


 

Section 515.550  Scope of Practice - Licensed EMT

 

a)         Any person licensed as an EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P shall perform emergency and non-emergency medical services in accordance with his or her level of education, training and licensure, the standards of performance and conduct prescribed in this Part, and the requirements of the EMS System in which he or she practices, as contained in the approved Program Plan for that System.  (Section 3.55 (a) of the Act)

 

b)         A person currently licensed as an EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P may only practice as an EMT or utilize his or her EMT license in pre-hospital or inter-hospital emergency care settings or non-emergency medical transport situations, under the written or verbal direction of the EMS Medical Director. For purposes of this Section, a "pre-hospital emergency care setting" may include a location, that is not a health care facility, which utilizes EMTs to render pre-hospital emergency care prior to the arrival of a transport vehicle. The location shall include communication equipment and all of the portable equipment and drugs appropriate for the EMT's level of care, and the protocols of the EMS Systems, and shall operate only with the approval and under the direction of the EMS Medical Director.  (Section 3.55(b) of the Act)

 

c)         This does not prohibit an EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P from practicing within an emergency department or other health care setting for the purpose of receiving continuing education or training approved by the EMS Medical Director.  This also does not prohibit an EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P from seeking credentials other than his or her EMT license and utilizing such credentials to work in emergency departments or other health care settings under the jurisdiction of that employer.  (Section 3.55(b) of the Act)

 

d)         A student enrolled in a Department-approved emergency medical technician program, while fulfilling the clinical training and in-field supervised experience requirements mandated for licensure or approval by the System and the Department, may perform prescribed procedures under the direct supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, a qualified registered professional nurse or a qualified EMT, only when authorized by the EMS Medical Director.  (Section 3.55(d) of the Act)

 

(Source:  Added at 21 Ill. Reg. 5170, effective April 15, 1997)