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92_HB0279ham001 LRB9203773EGfgam02 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 279 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 279 on page 4, line 3 2, by replacing "licensed physician" with "physician licensed 4 to practice medicine in all of its branches"; and 5 on page 8, below line 4, by inserting the following: 6 "Section 90. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 7 Systems Act is amended by changing Section 3.70 as follows: 8 (210 ILCS 50/3.70) 9 Sec. 3.70. Emergency Medical Dispatcher. 10 (a) "Emergency Medical Dispatcher" means a person who 11 has successfully completed a dispatching course meeting or 12 exceeding the national curriculum of the United States 13 Department of Transportation in accordance with rules adopted 14 by the Department pursuant to this Act, who accepts calls 15 from the public for emergency medical services and dispatches 16 designated emergency medical services personnel and vehicles. 17 The Emergency Medical Dispatcher may or may not provide 18 prearrival medical instructions to the caller, at the 19 discretion of the entity or agency that employs him. Such 20 instructions shall be provided in accordance with protocols 21 established by the EMS Medical Director of the EMS System in -2- LRB9203773EGfgam02 1 which the dispatcher operates. If the dispatcher operates 2 under the authority of an Emergency Telephone System Board 3 established under the Emergency Telephone System Act, the 4 protocols shall be established by such Board in consultation 5 with the EMS Medical Director. Persons who have already 6 completed a course of instruction in emergency medical 7 dispatch based on, equivalent to or exceeding the national 8 curriculum of the United States Department of Transportation, 9 or as otherwise approved by the Department, shall be 10 considered Emergency Medical Dispatchers on the effective 11 date of this amendatory Act. 12 (b) The Department shall have the authority and 13 responsibility to: 14 (1) Prescribe education and continuing education 15 requirements for the Emergency Medical Dispatcher, which 16 meet or exceed the national curriculum of the United 17 States Department of Transportation, through rules 18 adopted pursuant to this Act; 19 (2) Require the Emergency Medical Dispatcher to 20 notify the Department of the EMS System(s) in which he 21 operates; 22 (3) Require the Emergency Medical Dispatcher who 23 provides prearrival instructions to callers to comply 24 with the protocols for such instructions established by 25 the EMS Medical Director(s) and Emergency Telephone 26 System Board or Boards, or in the absence of an Emergency 27 Telephone System Board or Boards the governmental agency 28 performing the duties of an Emergency Telephone System 29 Board or Boards, of the EMS System or Systems in which he 30 operates; 31 (4) Require the Emergency Medical Dispatcher to 32 keep the Department currently informed as to the entity 33 or agency that employs or supervises his activities as an 34 Emergency Medical Dispatcher; -3- LRB9203773EGfgam02 1 (5) (Blank)
Establish a mechanism for phasing in2 the Emergency Medical Dispatcher requirements over a3 five-year period; 4 (5.5) Establish an annual recertification 5 requirement for Emergency Medical Dispatchers that 6 requires at least 12 hours of continuing education each 7 year; and 8 (6) Establish criteria for modifying or waiving 9 Emergency Medical Dispatcher requirements based on (i) 10 the scope and frequency of dispatch activities and the 11 dispatcher's access to training or (ii) whether the 12 previously-attended dispatcher training program merits 13 automatic recertification for the dispatcher. 14 (Source: P.A. 89-177, eff. 7-19-95.)".
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