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2nd Division Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/26/2019 09:04am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring 911 telecommunicators to be trained to provide
cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction; providing for monitoring and
enforcement; establishing civil immunity; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 403.02, by adding a subdivision; 403.03.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 17c. new text end

new text begin 911 telecommunicator. new text end

new text begin "911 telecommunicator" means a person employed
by a public safety answering point, an emergency medical dispatch service provider, or
both, who is qualified to answer incoming emergency telephone calls or provide for the
appropriate emergency response either directly or through communication with the
appropriate public safety answering point.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.03, is amended to read:


403.03 911 SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Emergency response services. new text end

Services available through a 911 system
must include police, firefighting, and emergency medical and ambulance services. Other
emergency and civil defense services may be incorporated into the 911 system at the
discretion of the public agency operating the public safety answering point. The 911 system
may include a referral to mental health crisis teams, where available.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation program. new text end

new text begin (a) On or before July
1, 2021, every public safety answering point must maintain a telephone cardiopulmonary
resuscitation program by either:
new text end

new text begin (1) providing each 911 telecommunicator with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) transferring callers to another public safety answering point with 911
telecommunicators that have received training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation must, at a minimum, include:
new text end

new text begin (1) use of an evidence-based protocol or script for providing cardiopulmonary
resuscitation instruction that has been recommended by an academic institution or a nationally
recognized organization specializing in medical dispatch and, if the public safety answering
point has a medical director, approved by that medical director; and
new text end

new text begin (2) appropriate continuing education, as determined by the evidence-based protocol for
providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction and, if the public safety answering
point has a medical director, approved by that medical director.
new text end

new text begin (c) A public safety answering point that transfers callers to another public safety
answering point must, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) use an evidence-based protocol for the identification of a person in need of
cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide each 911 telecommunicator with appropriate training and continuing education
to identify a person in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation through the use of an
evidence-based protocol; and
new text end

new text begin (3) ensure that any public safety answering point to which calls are transferred uses 911
telecommunicators who meet the training requirements under paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (d) Each public safety answering point shall conduct ongoing quality assurance of its
telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Monitoring and enforcing training requirements. new text end

new text begin The Statewide Emergency
Communications Board shall adopt protocols to ensure that operators of every public safety
answering point comply with subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Liability exemption. new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin If a caller refuses or is otherwise unwilling or unable
to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation or receive telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation
instruction, the 911 telecommunicator is not required to provide cardiopulmonary
resuscitation instruction and is immune from civil liability for any damages resulting from
the fact that such instruction was not provided.
new text end

new text begin (b) Telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction is a general duty to the public
rather than a special duty owed to individuals, and a 911 telecommunicator must exercise
judgment and discretion in performing actions including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) determining whether a particular situation requires instituting the cardiopulmonary
resuscitation program;
new text end

new text begin (2) determining whether a caller refuses or is otherwise unable or unwilling to provide
cardiopulmonary resuscitation or receive telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction;
new text end

new text begin (3) using and appropriately adapting an evidence-based protocol or script for providing
cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction based on individual callers and emergency
situations presented by callers; and
new text end

new text begin (4) determining when to transfer a caller to another public safety answering point with
911 telecommunicators that have received training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginTELEPHONE CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION PROGRAM
GRANTS; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of public safety for grants to reimburse public safety answering
points for the costs of 911 telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. The
annual base budget for the program for fiscal year 2022 and later is $........
new text end