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 Bill Status of SB3414  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  EMS-EMT DESIGNATION & LICENSE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans - Dale A. Righter and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Greg Harris - Kelly M. Cassidy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/15/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0973

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
50 ILCS 745/2from Ch. 85, par. 2502
50 ILCS 748/3
65 ILCS 5/10-1-7from Ch. 24, par. 10-1-7
65 ILCS 5/10-1-7.1
65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-4from Ch. 24, par. 10-2.1-4
65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3
65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-14from Ch. 24, par. 10-2.1-14
65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-31
70 ILCS 705/16.06b
70 ILCS 705/16.08b
70 ILCS 705/16.13bfrom Ch. 127 1/2, par. 37.13b
210 ILCS 50/3.5
210 ILCS 50/3.10
210 ILCS 50/3.15
210 ILCS 50/3.20
210 ILCS 50/3.25
210 ILCS 50/3.35
210 ILCS 50/3.40
210 ILCS 50/3.45
210 ILCS 50/3.50
210 ILCS 50/3.55
210 ILCS 50/3.65
210 ILCS 50/3.70
210 ILCS 50/3.75
210 ILCS 50/3.80
210 ILCS 50/3.130
210 ILCS 50/3.140
210 ILCS 50/3.165
210 ILCS 50/3.170
210 ILCS 50/3.180
210 ILCS 50/3.200
210 ILCS 50/3.205
210 ILCS 50/3.210
225 ILCS 105/12from Ch. 111, par. 5012
325 ILCS 2/10
410 ILCS 15/2from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3952
410 ILCS 305/7from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7307
410 ILCS 305/9from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7309
425 ILCS 7/5
625 ILCS 5/11-501.01
625 ILCS 5/11-501.2from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-501.2
745 ILCS 49/68
745 ILCS 49/70
820 ILCS 305/6from Ch. 48, par. 138.6
820 ILCS 310/1from Ch. 48, par. 172.36
210 ILCS 50/3.60 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Changes the terms "Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P)" to "Paramedic", "Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B)" to "EMT", and "Pre-hospital RN" to "Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse". Adds a new category of license for Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT). Provides for the licensure (instead of certification) of Pre-Hospital Registered Nurses and Emergency Communications Registered Nurses. Repeals a provision that defined the term "First Responder" and provided for the licensure of First Responders. Creates a category of license for Emergency Medical Responders. Provides educational requirements for Emergency Medical Responders. Provides that the definitions of basic life support services, intermediate life support services, and advanced life support services shall include the services outlined in the National EMS Education Standards (instead of in the national curriculum of the United States Department of Transportation). Authorizes the Department to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew the license of an Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Lead Instructor, Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse, or Emergency Communications Registered Nurse. Adds the category of AEMT to provisions concerning EMTs in the Firemen's Disciplinary Act, the Volunteer Emergency Worker Job Protection Act, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Fire Protection District Act, the AIDS Confidentiality Act, the Good Samaritan Act, the Workers' Compensation Act, and the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act. Makes corresponding changes in the Boxing and Full-contact Martial Arts Act, the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, the Coal Mine Medical Emergencies Act, the Burn Injury Reporting Act, the Illinois Vehicle Code, and the Good Samaritan Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with substantially similar provisions, but with changes that include the following: (1) removes language that provided that the services included in the definition of "intermediate life support services" are outlined in the provisions of the National EMS Education Standards relating to intermediate life support; (2) changes the definition of "pre-hospital care" to provide that "pre-hospital care" is defined as certain services rendered before and during transportation to health care facilities (instead of hospitals); (3) adds the term "Pre Hospital RN" to the definition of "Pre Hospital Registered Nurse"; (4) removes references to "EMT-A"; (5) provides that a valid EMT-B license shall be recognized as an EMT license until the EMT-B license expires; (6) provides that a valid EMT-P license shall be recognized as a Paramedic license until the EMT-P license expires; (7) in the definitions of "Trauma Nurse Specialist", "Emergency Communications Registered Nurse", and "Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse" adds that for out-of-state facilities that have Illinois recognition under certain programs, the professional shall have an unencumbered registered nurse license in the state in which he or she practices and provides that the use of the term license in those provisions is used to reflect a change in terminology from "certification" to "license"; (8) in a provision regarding disaster relief volunteers, adds an emergency medical responder to the list of persons who, except in cases involving willful and wanton misconduct, are not liable for civil damages for errors or omissions in providing volunteer health care services as a disaster relief volunteer; and (9) makes grammatical changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
745 ILCS 49/68
745 ILCS 49/70

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill, as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1, except with the following changes: (1) changes references from "AEMT" to "A-EMT"; (2) in the definitions of "Emergency Medical Responder" and "EMS personnel", changes the term "Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)" to "Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) (First Responder)"; (3) in the definitions of "Paramedic" and "EMS personnel", changes the term "Paramedic" to "Paramedic (EMT-P)"; (4) provides that a valid First Responder license shall continue to be valid and shall be recognized as an Emergency Medical Responder license until the First Responder license expires; (5) provides that all EMS Systems and licensees shall be fully compliant with the National EMS Education Standards, as modified by the Department of Public Health in administrative rules, within 24 months after the adoption of the administrative rules (instead of after the effective date of the amendatory Act); (6) in the provisions amending the AIDS Confidentiality Act, provides that informed consent is not required to perform a test for HIV if an emergency medical responder or pre-hospital registered nurse is involved in an accidental contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an individual which is of a nature that may transmit HIV; and (7) removes provisions amending the Good Samaritan Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/14/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2014SenateAssigned to Public Health
  3/5/2014SenatePostponed - Public Health
  3/20/2014SenatePostponed - Public Health
  3/21/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/21/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  3/25/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/26/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended Public Health; 008-000-000
  3/26/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 27, 2014
  3/27/2014SenateSecond Reading
  3/27/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2014
  4/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/8/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), Amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  4/9/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  4/11/2014SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 1, 2014
  4/14/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/6/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  5/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 008-000-000
  5/7/2014SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Steans
  5/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/7/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/7/2014HouseArrived in House
  5/7/2014HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  5/7/2014HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/8/2014HouseFirst Reading
  5/8/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/12/2014HouseAssigned to Public Safety: Police & Fire Committee
  5/16/2014HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 23, 2014
  5/20/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Safety: Police & Fire Committee; 018-000-000
  5/20/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  5/23/2014SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2014SenateSent to the Governor
  8/15/2014SenateGovernor Approved
  8/15/2014SenateEffective Date August 15, 2014
  8/15/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0973

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