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SF 953

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 02:51pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying training requirements for EMT, AEMT, and paramedic
certification renewal; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144E.28,
subdivision 7.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144E.28, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Renewal.

(a) Before the expiration date of certification, an applicant for renewal
of certification as an EMT shall:

(1) successfully complete a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is approved by
the board or the licensee's medical director;

(2) take the United States Department of Transportation EMT refresher course and
successfully pass the practical skills test portion of the course, or successfully complete 48
hours of continuing education in EMT programs that are consistent with the United States
Department of Transportation National EMS Education Standards or its equivalent as
approved by the board or as approved by the licensee's medical director and pass a practical
skills test approved by the board and administered by an education program approved by
the board. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation course and practical skills test may be included
as part of the refresher course or continuing education renewal requirements; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

new text begin (3) complete at least four hours of training on mental illnesses, de-escalation, and suicide
prevention that is approved by the board or the licensee's medical director; and
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end complete a board-approved application form.

(b) Before the expiration date of certification, an applicant for renewal of certification
as an AEMT or paramedic shall:

(1) for an AEMT, successfully complete a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that
is approved by the board or the licensee's medical director and for a paramedic, successfully
complete a course in advanced cardiac life support that is approved by the board or the
licensee's medical director;

(2) successfully complete 48 hours of continuing education in emergency medical training
programs, appropriate to the level of the applicant's AEMT or paramedic certification, that
are consistent with the United States Department of Transportation National EMS Education
Standards or its equivalent as approved by the board or as approved by the licensee's medical
director. An applicant may take the United States Department of Transportation Emergency
Medical Technician refresher course or its equivalent without the written or practical test
as approved by the board, and as appropriate to the applicant's level of certification, as part
of the 48 hours of continuing education. Each hour of the refresher course, the
cardiopulmonary resuscitation course, and the advanced cardiac life-support course counts
toward the 48-hour continuing education requirement; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

new text begin (3) complete at least four hours of training on mental illnesses, de-escalation, and suicide
prevention that is approved by the board or the licensee's medical director; and
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end complete a board-approved application form.

(c) Certification shall be renewed every two years.

(d) If the applicant does not meet the renewal requirements under this subdivision, the
applicant's certification expires.