Bill Status of HB1217 97th General Assembly
Short Description: AUTISM TRAINING-EMERGENCY SRVC
Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia - Michelle Mussman, Dan Brady and Patricia R. Bellock
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Fire Protection Training Act. Provides that the Office of the State Fire Marshal shall develop, adopt, or approve a training course regarding the risks associated with autism and appropriate autism recognition and response techniques. Provides that every person who is seeking certification in a position of firefighter 1 or 2, whose duties involve fire suppression, firefighting, or fire rescue must satisfactorily complete an education course in autism recognition and response techniques. Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall develop, adopt, or approve a training course and curriculum with the purpose of informing emergency medical technicians of the risks associated with autism and providing instruction in appropriate autism recognition and response techniques. Provides that before being certified by the Department, each emergency medical technician trained in basic life support services must satisfactorily complete the training course. Provides that every person who is serving in a capacity as a certified emergency medical technician must satisfactorily complete a continuing education course in autism recognition and response techniques within 18 months. Effective immediately.