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Public Act 100-0108


 

Public Act 0108 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0108
 
HB2661 EnrolledLRB100 04767 MJP 14774 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act
is amended by changing Section 3.55 as follows:
 
    (210 ILCS 50/3.55)
    Sec. 3.55. Scope of practice.
    (a) Any person currently licensed as an EMR, EMT, EMT-I,
A-EMT, or Paramedic may perform emergency and non-emergency
medical services as defined in this Act, in accordance with his
or her level of education, training and licensure, the
standards of performance and conduct prescribed by the
Department in rules adopted pursuant to this Act, and the
requirements of the EMS System in which he or she practices, as
contained in the approved Program Plan for that System. The
Director may, by written order, temporarily modify individual
scopes of practice in response to public health emergencies for
periods not exceeding 180 days.
    (a-5) EMS personnel who have successfully completed a
Department approved course in automated defibrillator
operation and who are functioning within a Department approved
EMS System may utilize such automated defibrillator according
to the standards of performance and conduct prescribed by the
Department in rules adopted pursuant to this Act and the
requirements of the EMS System in which they practice, as
contained in the approved Program Plan for that System.
    (a-7) An EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or Paramedic who has
successfully completed a Department approved course in the
administration of epinephrine shall be required to carry
epinephrine with him or her as part of the EMS personnel
medical supplies whenever he or she is performing official
duties as determined by the EMS System. The epinephrine may be
administered from a glass vial, auto-injector, ampule, or
pre-filled syringe.
    (b) An EMR, EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or Paramedic may practice as
an EMR, EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or Paramedic or utilize his or her
EMR, EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or Paramedic license in pre-hospital or
inter-hospital emergency care settings or non-emergency
medical transport situations, under the written or verbal
direction of the EMS Medical Director. For purposes of this
Section, a "pre-hospital emergency care setting" may include a
location, that is not a health care facility, which utilizes
EMS personnel to render pre-hospital emergency care prior to
the arrival of a transport vehicle. The location shall include
communication equipment and all of the portable equipment and
drugs appropriate for the EMR, EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or
Paramedic's level of care, as required by this Act, rules
adopted by the Department pursuant to this Act, and the
protocols of the EMS Systems, and shall operate only with the
approval and under the direction of the EMS Medical Director.
    This Section shall not prohibit an EMR, EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT,
or Paramedic from practicing within an emergency department or
other health care setting for the purpose of receiving
continuing education or training approved by the EMS Medical
Director. This Section shall also not prohibit an EMT, EMT-I,
A-EMT, or Paramedic from seeking credentials other than his or
her EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or Paramedic license and utilizing such
credentials to work in emergency departments or other health
care settings under the jurisdiction of that employer.
    (c) An EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or Paramedic may honor Do Not
Resuscitate (DNR) orders and powers of attorney for health care
only in accordance with rules adopted by the Department
pursuant to this Act and protocols of the EMS System in which
he or she practices.
    (d) A student enrolled in a Department approved EMS
personnel program, while fulfilling the clinical training and
in-field supervised experience requirements mandated for
licensure or approval by the System and the Department, may
perform prescribed procedures under the direct supervision of a
physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches,
a qualified registered professional nurse, or qualified EMS
personnel, only when authorized by the EMS Medical Director.
    (e) An EMR, EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or Paramedic may transport a
police dog injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic
or similar facility if there are no persons requiring medical
attention or transport at that time. For the purposes of this
subsection, "police dog" means a dog owned or used by a law
enforcement department or agency in the course of the
department or agency's work, including a search and rescue dog,
service dog, accelerant detection canine, or other dog that is
in use by a county, municipal, or State law enforcement agency.
(Source: P.A. 98-973, eff. 8-15-14; 99-862, eff. 1-1-17.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018