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SF 3159

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/28/2020 07:49am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying reimbursement requirements for ambulance service
volunteer education costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144E.35.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144E.35, is amended to read:


144E.35 REIMBURSEMENT TO deleted text beginNONPROFITdeleted text end AMBULANCE SERVICESnew text begin FOR
VOLUNTEER EDUCATION COSTS
new text end.

Subdivision 1.

Repayment for volunteer education.

A licensed ambulance service
shall be reimbursed by the board for the necessary expense of the initial education of a
volunteer ambulance attendant upon successful completion by the attendant of an EMT
education course, or a continuing education course for EMT care, or both, which has been
approved by the board, pursuant to section 144E.285. Reimbursement may include tuition,
transportation, food, lodging, hourly payment for the time spent in the education course,
and other necessary expenditures, except that in no instance shall a volunteer ambulance
attendant be reimbursed more than deleted text begin$600deleted text endnew text begin $900new text end for successful completion of an initial
education course, and deleted text begin$275deleted text endnew text begin $375new text end for successful completion of a continuing education course.

Subd. 2.

Reimbursement provisions.

Reimbursement deleted text beginwilldeleted text endnew text begin shallnew text end be paid under provisions
of this section when documentation is provided the board that the individual has served for
one year from the date of the final certification exam as an active member of a Minnesota
licensed ambulance service.