|Public Act 098-0608|
|HB2778 Enrolled||LRB098 09574 DRJ 39720 b|
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act
is amended by adding Section 3.87 as follows:
(210 ILCS 50/3.87 new)
Ambulance service upgrades; rural population.
(a) In this Section, "rural ambulance service provider"
means an ambulance service provider licensed under this Act
that serves a rural population of 7,500 or fewer inhabitants.
(b) A rural ambulance service provider may submit a
proposal to the EMS System Medical Director requesting approval
of either or both of the following:
(1) Rural ambulance service provider in-field service
(A) An ambulance operated by a rural ambulance
service provider may be upgraded, as defined by the EMS
System Medical Director in a policy or procedure, as
long as the EMS System Medical Director and the
Department have approved the proposal, to the highest
level of EMT license (advanced life support/paramedic,
intermediate life support, or basic life support) held
by any person staffing that ambulance. The ambulance