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CHAPTER 25--H.F.No. 85

An act

relating to health; authorizing the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration in emergencies.

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

Section 1.

GUIDELINES AUTHORIZING PATIENT-ASSISTED MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION IN EMERGENCIES.

(a) Within the limits of the board's available appropriation, the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board shall propose guidelines authorizing EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics certified under Minnesota Statutes, section 144E.28, to assist a patient in emergency situations with administering prescription medications that are:

(1) carried by a patient;

(2) intended to treat adrenal insufficiency or other rare conditions that require emergency treatment with a previously prescribed medication;

(3) intended to treat a specific life-threatening condition; and

(4) administered via routes of delivery that are within the scope of training of the EMT, AEMT, or paramedic.

(b) The Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board shall submit the proposed guidelines and draft legislation as necessary to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health care by January 1, 2020.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 13, 2019

Signed by the governor May 15, 2019, 2:57 p.m.