Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 224

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: Emergency ambulance services report. Requires the state department of health and the Indiana emergency medical services commission to jointly report to the health finance commission before October 1, 2012, concerning specified information on ambulances and emergency medical services.

Effective: July 1, 2012.





Miller




    January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


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SENATE BILL No. 224



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (12)IN0224.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012] (a) Not later than October 1, 2012, the state department of health established by IC 16-19-1-1 and the Indiana emergency medical services commission created by IC 16-31-2-1 shall jointly report to the health finance commission established by IC 2-5-23-3 orally and in writing. The report must cover the following matters related to emergency services:
        (1) Policies and procedures for calling and responding to 911 calls for emergency medical services, including the determination of who will respond to the call.
        (2) Any requirements or guidelines for equipment that should be on an ambulance or other emergency services vehicle that is necessary to respond to the emergency medical needs of an individual.
        (3) Ambulance response time for emergency calls.
        (4) Ambulance transportation procedures.
        (5) Procedures and policies for health facilities to obtain emergency and non-emergency medical transportation for

health facility residents.
        (6) A review of the potential benefits of combining ambulance services with the state trauma care system.
    (b) This SECTION expires December 31, 2012.