2013 Uncodified Acts

2013 Virginia Uncodified Acts
Health
5/31/2020

CHAPTER 429

An Act to require the State Board of Health to develop certain policies related to statewide emergency medical services.

[H 1856]

Approved March 16, 2013

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Board of Health shall direct the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board to, by July 1, 2014, develop and facilitate the implementation of (i) a process whereby an emergency medical services provider who is certified by the Office of Emergency Medical Services pursuant to § 32.1-111.5 and who has received an adverse decision related to his authority to provide emergency medical care on behalf of an emergency medical services agency under the authority of an agency operational medical director shall be informed of the appeals process and (ii) a standard operating procedure template to be used in the development of local protocols for emergency medical services personnel for basic life support services provided by emergency medical services personnel. The Board, in cooperation with the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board, shall also review the training for emergency medical services personnel throughout the state to identify and address disparities in the delivery of training to and the availability of training for emergency medical services personnel. The Board shall report on its progress in meeting the requirements of this act to the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health no later than December 1, 2013.