SB 1230 Modifies provisions relating to air ambulance services
LR Number:4897S.03C Fiscal Note:4897-03
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:04/10/02 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare Committee Journal page:
Title:SCS SB 1230
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SCS/SB 1230 - This act modifies provisions relating to air ambulance services.

The law currently creates the State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services and outlines its duties. This act adds a requirement for representation on the Council by air ambulance services (Section 190.101). Current law requires regional EMS committees. This act requires that at least one member of each regional committee be associated with an air ambulance service (Section 190.102).

Currently, the law requires an investigation before the issuance of an air ambulance license. By January 1, 2003, this act requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to select a nationally recognized aeromedical transport accreditation organization with requirements equal to or better than the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services. By rule, the Department must develop criteria for air ambulance services to seek accreditation. By June 1, 2003, no air ambulance provider may receive Medicaid reimbursement unless it is accredited or is seeking accreditation. By rule, the Department must waive its accreditation provisions for previously accredited air ambulance providers (Section 190.108).

Current law requires air ambulance providers to carry insurance. This act requires each licensed air ambulance provider to carry no less than $30 million in general liability insurance, including specific coverage for damage to buildings (Section 190.120).