SENATE BILL No. 89
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 16-31-3-3.5; IC 22-11-18-2.
Synopsis: EMS provider criminal history checks. Provides for
criminal history checks for employees of emergency medical services
operations. Updates a reference to the Uniform Building Code which
has been replaced by the Indiana Building Code.
Effective: July 1, 2011.
January 5, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security,
Transportation & Veterans Affairs.
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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SENATE BILL No. 89
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 16-31-3-3.5; (11)IN0089.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 16-31-3-3.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2011]: Sec. 3.5. (a) As used in this section, "limited criminal
history" has the meaning set forth in IC 10-13-3-11.
(b) For purposes of this section, "person" means a person that:
(1) furnishes, operates, conducts, maintains, advertises, or
otherwise is engaged in providing emergency medical services
as part of the regular course of doing business, on either a
paid or volunteer basis; and
(2) employs individuals who are required to be certified under
(c) A person shall require the person's employees to meet the
requirements set forth in subsections (d) and (e).
(d) Every individual who:
(1) becomes an employee of a person after June 30, 2011; and
(2) is required to be certified under this chapter;
shall, before beginning to provide emergency medical services as
an employee of a person, provide to the person a limited criminal
history from each state in which the individual resided within the
prior five (5) years.
(e) Every individual who:
(1) is currently employed by a person;
(2) became an employee of the person before July 1, 2011; and
(3) is required to be certified under this chapter;
shall provide to the person a limited criminal history from the state
police department, as official central repository for criminal
history data under IC 10-13-3-24, dated not later than December
(f) This section does not apply to an individual who does not
provide emergency medical services other than by using an
automated external defibrillator.
( g) Each person shall maintain the criminal history provided by
each individual required to provide a criminal history under
subsection (d) or (e) in the primary business office of the person for
a period of five (5) years from the date the criminal history is
provided. Each person shall make the criminal histories
maintained under this subsection available to representatives of the
emergency medical service commission or the Indiana department
of homeland security upon request.
SOURCE: IC 22-11-18-2; (11)IN0089.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 22-11-18-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 2. (a) This chapter
applies to all hotels, motels, and dwellings.
(b) A totally sprinkled building (conforming to
Code standards the Indiana Building Code (675 IAC 13)
at the time
of construction) is exempt from the requirements of this chapter.