1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to health; allowing Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
members to serve two consecutive terms; delaying certain trauma triage and
transportation guidelines; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144E.01,
subdivision 1; 144E.101, subdivision 14; Laws 2005, First Special Session
chapter 4, article 6, section 27.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144E.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(a) The Emergency Medical Services Regulatory
Board consists of the following members, all of whom must work in Minnesota, except for
the person listed in clause (14):
(1) an emergency physician certified by the American Board of Emergency
(2) a representative of Minnesota hospitals;
(3) a representative of fire chiefs;
(4) a full-time firefighter who serves as a first responder and who is a member of a
professional firefighter's union;
(5) a volunteer firefighter who serves as a first responder;
(6) an attendant currently practicing on a licensed ambulance service who is a
paramedic or an emergency medical technician;
(7) an ambulance director for a licensed ambulance service;
(8) a representative of sheriffs;
(9) a member of a local board of health to represent community health services;
(10) two representatives of regional emergency medical services programs, one of
whom must be from the metropolitan regional emergency medical services program;
(11) a registered nurse currently practicing in a hospital emergency department;
(12) a pediatrician, certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, with experience
in emergency medical services;
(13) a family practice physician who is currently involved in emergency medical
(14) a public member who resides in Minnesota; and
(15) the commissioners of health and public safety or their designees.
(b) The governor shall appoint members under paragraph (a). Appointments under
clauses (1) to (9) and (11) to (13) are subject to the advice and consent of the senate. In
making appointments under clauses (1) to (9) and (11) to (13), the governor shall consider
recommendations of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Minnesota
Hospital Association, the Minnesota and State Fire Chief's Association, the Minnesota
Ambulance Association, the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Association, the
Minnesota State Sheriff's Association, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the
Minnesota Nurses Association, and the Minnesota chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics.
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(c) No member appointed under paragraph (a) may serve consecutive terms.
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deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text beginnew text end At least seven members appointed under paragraph (a) must reside outside of
the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121.
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Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144E.101, subdivision 14, is amended to read:
By July 1, deleted text begin2009deleted text endnew text beginnew text end,
a licensee shall have written age appropriate trauma triage and transport guidelines
consistent with the criteria issued by the Trauma Advisory Council established under
section 144.608 and approved by the board. The board may approve a licensee's requested
deviations to the guidelines due to the availability of local or regional trauma resources if
the changes are in the best interest of the patient's health.
Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 4, article 6, section 27, the effective
date, is amended to read:
This section is effective July 1, deleted text begin2009deleted text endnew text beginnew text end.