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HF 972

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/12/2018 04:38pm

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

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1st Engrossment Posted on 04/12/2018

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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 subdivisions.

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 Rules authorizing patient-assisted medication administration. new text end

new text begin (a) The board
shall adopt rules authorizing EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics certified under section 144E.28
to assist a patient, 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) intended to treat adrenal insufficiency; and
new text end

new text begin (3) administered via routes of delivery that are within the scope of training for the EMT,
AEMT, or paramedic.
new text end

new text begin (b) EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics assisting a patient with medication administration
according to the rules adopted under this subdivision may do so only under the authority
of guidelines approved by the ambulance service medical director or under direct medical
control.
new text end

Sec. 2.

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


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Rules establishing standards for care coordination. new text end

new text begin The board shall adopt
rules to:
new text end

new text begin (1) establish standards for ambulance services to communicate with a patient in the
service area of the ambulance service, and with the patient's caregivers, concerning 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 a patient in the service area of the ambulance service. 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