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92_HB0279ham002 LRB9203773LDpram03 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 279 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 279, AS AMENDED, by 3 replacing everything after the enacting clause with the 4 following: 5 "Section 90. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 6 Systems Act is amended by changing Section 3.70 as follows: 7 (210 ILCS 50/3.70) 8 Sec. 3.70. Emergency Medical Dispatcher. 9 (a) "Emergency Medical Dispatcher" means a person who 10 has successfully completed a dispatching course meeting or 11 exceeding the national curriculum of the United States 12 Department of Transportation in accordance with rules adopted 13 by the Department pursuant to this Act, who accepts calls 14 from the public for emergency medical services and dispatches 15 designated emergency medical services personnel and vehicles. 16 The Emergency Medical Dispatcher may or may not provide 17 prearrival medical instructions to the caller, at the 18 discretion of the entity or agency that employs him. Such 19 instructions shall be provided in accordance with protocols 20 established by the EMS Medical Director of the EMS System in 21 which the dispatcher operates. If the dispatcher operates 22 under the authority of an Emergency Telephone System Board -2- LRB9203773LDpram03 1 established under the Emergency Telephone System Act, the 2 protocols shall be established by such Board in consultation 3 with the EMS Medical Director. Persons who have already 4 completed a course of instruction in emergency medical 5 dispatch based on, equivalent to or exceeding the national 6 curriculum of the United States Department of Transportation, 7 or as otherwise approved by the Department, shall be 8 considered Emergency Medical Dispatchers on the effective 9 date of this amendatory Act. 10 (b) The Department shall have the authority and 11 responsibility to: 12 (1) Prescribe education and continuing education 13 requirements for the Emergency Medical Dispatcher, which 14 meet or exceed the national curriculum of the United 15 States Department of Transportation, through rules 16 adopted pursuant to this Act; 17 (2) Require the Emergency Medical Dispatcher to 18 notify the Department of the EMS System(s) in which he 19 operates; 20 (3) Require the Emergency Medical Dispatcher who 21 provides prearrival instructions to callers to comply 22 with the protocols for such instructions established by 23 the EMS Medical Director(s) and Emergency Telephone 24 System Board or Boards, or in the absence of an Emergency 25 Telephone System Board or Boards the governmental agency 26 performing the duties of an Emergency Telephone System 27 Board or Boards, of the EMS System or Systems in which he 28 operates; 29 (4) Require the Emergency Medical Dispatcher to 30 keep the Department currently informed as to the entity 31 or agency that employs or supervises his activities as an 32 Emergency Medical Dispatcher; 33 (5) (Blank)
Establish a mechanism for phasing in34 the Emergency Medical Dispatcher requirements over a-3- LRB9203773LDpram03 1 five-year period; 2 (5.5) Establish an annual recertification 3 requirement for Emergency Medical Dispatchers that 4 requires at least 12 hours of continuing education each 5 year; and 6 (6) Establish criteria for modifying or waiving 7 Emergency Medical Dispatcher requirements based on (i) 8 the scope and frequency of dispatch activities and the 9 dispatcher's access to training or (ii) whether the 10 previously-attended dispatcher training program merits 11 automatic recertification for the dispatcher. 12 (Source: P.A. 89-177, eff. 7-19-95.)".
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