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HF 85

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/21/2019 05:12pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration.

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

Section 1. new text beginGUIDELINES AUTHORIZING PATIENT-ASSISTED MEDICATION
ADMINISTRATION.
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new text begin (a) Within the limits of the board's available appropriation, the Emergency Medical
Services Regulatory Board shall propose guidelines authorizing EMTs, AEMTs, and
paramedics certified under Minnesota Statutes, section 144E.28, to assist a patient in
emergency situations with administering prescription medications that are:
new text end

new text begin (1) carried by a patient;
new text end

new text begin (2) intended to treat adrenal insufficiency or other rare conditions that require emergency
treatment with a previously prescribed medication;
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new text begin (3) intended to treat a specific life-threatening condition; and
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new text begin (4) administered via routes of delivery that are within the scope of training of the EMT,
AEMT, or paramedic.
new text end

new text begin (b) The proposed guidelines must include language that requires the ambulance service
to be available to patients who have a medical condition identified in paragraph (a) or their
caregivers, to define the patient's needs, and, when appropriate, to develop specific care
plans and provide education or other resources at the discretion of the ambulance service
medical director.
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new text begin (c) The Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board shall submit the proposed
guidelines and draft legislation as necessary to the chairs and ranking minority members of
the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health care by January 1, 2020.
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