(210 ILCS 50/3.35)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-1082)
    Sec. 3.35. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Resource Hospital; Functions. The Resource Hospital of an EMS System shall:
        (a) Prepare a Program Plan in accordance with the
    
provisions of this Act and minimum standards and criteria established in rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and submit such Program Plan to the Department for approval.
        (b) Appoint an EMS Medical Director, who will
    
continually monitor and supervise the System and who will have the responsibility and authority for total management of the System as delegated by the EMS Resource Hospital.
        The Program Plan shall require the EMS Medical
    
Director to appoint an alternate EMS Medical Director and establish a written protocol addressing the functions to be carried out in his or her absence.
        (c) Appoint an EMS System Coordinator and EMS
    
Administrative Director in consultation with the EMS Medical Director and in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act.
        (d) Identify potential EMS System participants and
    
obtain commitments from them for the provision of services.
        (e) Educate or coordinate the education of EMS
    
personnel and all other license holders in accordance with the requirements of this Act, rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and the EMS System Program Plan.
        (f) Notify the Department of EMS personnel who have
    
successfully completed the requirements as provided by law for initial licensure, license renewal, and license reinstatement by the Department.
        (g) Educate or coordinate the education of Emergency
    
Medical Dispatcher candidates, in accordance with the requirements of this Act, rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and the EMS System Program Plan.
        (h) Establish or approve protocols for prearrival
    
medical instructions to callers by System Emergency Medical Dispatchers who provide such instructions.
        (i) Educate or coordinate the education of
    
Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse and ECRN candidates, in accordance with the requirements of this Act, rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and the EMS System Program Plan.
        (j) Approve Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse and ECRN
    
candidates to practice within the System, and reapprove Pre-Hospital Registered Nurses and ECRNs every 4 years in accordance with the requirements of the Department and the System Program Plan.
        (k) Establish protocols for the use of Pre-Hospital
    
Registered Nurses within the System.
        (l) Establish protocols for utilizing ECRNs and
    
physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches to monitor telecommunications from, and give voice orders to, EMS personnel, under the authority of the EMS Medical Director.
        (m) Monitor emergency and non-emergency medical
    
transports within the System, in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act.
        (n) Utilize levels of personnel required by the
    
Department to provide emergency care to the sick and injured at the scene of an emergency, during transport to a hospital or during inter-hospital transport and within the hospital emergency department until the responsibility for the care of the patient is assumed by the medical personnel of a hospital emergency department or other facility within the hospital to which the patient is first delivered by System personnel.
        (o) Utilize levels of personnel required by the
    
Department to provide non-emergency medical services during transport to a health care facility and within the health care facility until the responsibility for the care of the patient is assumed by the medical personnel of the health care facility to which the patient is delivered by System personnel.
        (p) Establish and implement a program for System
    
participant information and education, in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act.
        (q) Establish and implement a program for public
    
information and education, in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act.
        (r) Operate in compliance with the EMS Region Plan.
(Source: P.A. 98-973, eff. 8-15-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-1082)
    Sec. 3.35. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Resource Hospital; Functions. The Resource Hospital of an EMS System shall:
        (a) Prepare a Program Plan in accordance with the
    
provisions of this Act and minimum standards and criteria established in rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and submit such Program Plan to the Department for approval.
        (b) Appoint an EMS Medical Director, who will
    
continually monitor and supervise the System and who will have the responsibility and authority for total management of the System as delegated by the EMS Resource Hospital.
        The Program Plan shall require the EMS Medical
    
Director to appoint an alternate EMS Medical Director and establish a written protocol addressing the functions to be carried out in his or her absence.
        (c) Appoint an EMS System Coordinator and EMS
    
Administrative Director in consultation with the EMS Medical Director and in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act.
        (d) Identify potential EMS System participants and
    
obtain commitments from them for the provision of services.
        (e) Educate or coordinate the education of EMS
    
personnel and all other license holders in accordance with the requirements of this Act, rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and the EMS System Program Plan.
        (f) Notify the Department of EMS personnel who have
    
successfully completed the requirements as provided by law for initial licensure, license renewal, and license reinstatement by the Department.
        (g) Educate or coordinate the education of Emergency
    
Medical Dispatcher candidates, in accordance with the requirements of this Act, rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and the EMS System Program Plan.
        (h) Establish or approve protocols for prearrival
    
medical instructions to callers by System Emergency Medical Dispatchers who provide such instructions.
        (i) Educate or coordinate the education of
    
Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse, Pre-Hospital Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Pre-Hospital Physician Assistant, and ECRN candidates, in accordance with the requirements of this Act, rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and the EMS System Program Plan.
        (j) Approve Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse,
    
Pre-Hospital Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Pre-Hospital Physician Assistant, and ECRN candidates to practice within the System, and reapprove Pre-Hospital Registered Nurses, Pre-Hospital Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Pre-Hospital Physician Assistants, and ECRNs every 4 years in accordance with the requirements of the Department and the System Program Plan.
        (k) Establish protocols for the use of Pre-Hospital
    
Registered Nurses, Pre-Hospital Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and Pre-Hospital Physician Assistants within the System.
        (l) Establish protocols for utilizing ECRNs and
    
physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches to monitor telecommunications from, and give voice orders to, EMS personnel, under the authority of the EMS Medical Director.
        (m) Monitor emergency and non-emergency medical
    
transports within the System, in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act.
        (n) Utilize levels of personnel required by the
    
Department to provide emergency care to the sick and injured at the scene of an emergency, during transport to a hospital or during inter-hospital transport and within the hospital emergency department until the responsibility for the care of the patient is assumed by the medical personnel of a hospital emergency department or other facility within the hospital to which the patient is first delivered by System personnel.
        (o) Utilize levels of personnel required by the
    
Department to provide non-emergency medical services during transport to a health care facility and within the health care facility until the responsibility for the care of the patient is assumed by the medical personnel of the health care facility to which the patient is delivered by System personnel.
        (p) Establish and implement a program for System
    
participant information and education, in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act.
        (q) Establish and implement a program for public
    
information and education, in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act.
        (r) Operate in compliance with the EMS Region Plan.
(Source: P.A. 100-1082, eff. 8-24-19.)