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SF 1023

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/16/2017 09:17am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; authorizing the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
to adopt rules authorizing certified emergency medical services personnel to assist
with administering certain emergency prescription medications and participate in
care coordination; requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 144E.16, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144E.16, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Authority for patient-assisted medication administration and care
coordination.
new text end

new text begin (a) The board shall adopt rules authorizing EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics
certified under section 144E.28 to assist, 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) administered via routes of delivery that are:
new text end

new text begin (i) within the scope of training for the EMT, AEMT, or paramedic; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) approved by the ambulance service medical director for the service area in which
the EMT, AEMT, or paramedic provides care; and
new text end

new text begin (3) intended to treat a specific life-threatening condition.
new text end

new text begin EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics assisting with medication administration according to this
subdivision must do so under the authority of guidelines approved by the ambulance service
medical director or under the direction of orders from direct medical control.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board shall adopt rules to:
new text end

new text begin (1) establish standards for use by ambulance services to communicate with patients, and
their caregivers, in their service area who are diagnosed with specific health conditions
about the patient's health condition, the likelihood that the patient will need emergency
medical services, and how to collaboratively develop emergency medical services care plans
to meet the patient's needs; and
new text end

new text begin (2) establish standards for ambulance service medical directors to participate in care
coordination for patients in the service area who are diagnosed with specific conditions.
Care coordination may include developing potential treatment plans, determining the optimal
prehospital approach and treatment for the patient, and establishing alternative approaches
and treatment.
new text end