SB 1044 Modifies provisions regarding minimum ambulance staffing for ambulances staffed with volunteers
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 4796S.04T Fiscal Note: 4796-04
Committee: Economic Development, Tourism & Local Government
Last Action: 6/19/2008 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 1044 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008
House Handler: McGhee

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SCS/SB 1044 - Under current law, each ground ambulance is required to be staffed with at least two licensed individuals when transporting a patient, except for certain counties which are allowed to have only one licensed emergency medical technician, registered nurse or physician in attendance. This act amends current law to allow this exception for any ambulance licensed in the state staffed with volunteers. A volunteer is defined as an individual who performs hours of service without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation for services rendered, except for a nominal stipend per call to compensate for fuel, uniforms, and training.

This act is identical to provisions in HCS/SCS/SB 1039 (2008)and to provisions in HCS/SB 845 (2008).

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