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SF 1638

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/04/2019 03:44pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring 911 dispatchers to be trained to provide
cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction; providing for monitoring and
enforcement; establishing civil immunity; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.03.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.03, is amended to read:


403.03 911 SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Emergency response services. new text end

Services available through a 911 system
must include police, firefighting, and emergency medical and ambulance services. Other
emergency and civil defense services may be incorporated into the 911 system at the
discretion of the public agency operating the public safety answering point. The 911 system
may include a referral to mental health crisis teams, where available.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation program. new text end

new text begin (a) On or before July
1, 2021, every public safety answering point must provide telephone assistance on
administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, when appropriate, by either:
new text end

new text begin (1) providing each 911 dispatcher with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; or
new text end

new text begin (2) transferring callers to another public safety answering point with 911 dispatchers
that have received training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation must, at a minimum, include:
new text end

new text begin (1) certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
new text end

new text begin (2) use of an evidence-based protocol or script for providing cardiopulmonary
resuscitation instruction that has been recommended by an academic institution or a nationally
recognized organization specializing in medical dispatch and approved by the public safety
answering point's medical director; and
new text end

new text begin (3) appropriate continuing education, as determined by the evidence-based protocol for
providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction and approved by the public safety
answering point's medical director.
new text end

new text begin (c) A public safety answering point that transfers callers to another public safety
answering point must, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) use an evidence-based protocol approved by the public safety answering point's
medical director for the identification of a person in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide 911 dispatchers with appropriate training and continuing education to identify
a person in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation through the use of an evidence-based
protocol that is approved by the public safety answering point's medical director; and
new text end

new text begin (3) ensure that 911 dispatchers at any public safety answering point that receives
transferred calls meet the training requirements under paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (d) Each public safety answering point shall conduct ongoing quality assurance of its
telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Monitoring and enforcing training requirements. new text end

new text begin The Statewide Emergency
Communications Board shall adopt and implement protocols to ensure that operators of
every public safety answering point comply with subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Liability exemption. new text end

new text begin (a) A public safety answering point or 911 dispatcher
who provides telephone assistance on administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation is immune
from civil liability for any damages resulting from the administration of cardiopulmonary
resuscitation or failure to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation if the 911 dispatcher
who provides the assistance has been trained pursuant to subdivision 2 and either:
new text end

new text begin (1) uses an approved, evidence-based protocol or script for providing cardiopulmonary
resuscitation instruction; or
new text end

new text begin (2) transfers the caller to another public safety answering point with 911 dispatchers
that have received training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
new text end

new text begin (b) The exemption in paragraph (a) does not apply to acts that constitute gross negligence
or willful and wanton misconduct.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginTELEPHONE CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION PROGRAM
GRANTS; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of public safety for grants to reimburse counties for the costs of
911 dispatcher cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. The annual base budget for the
program for fiscal year 2022 and later is $........
new text end