Reprinted

January 27, 2012





SENATE BILL No. 224

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DIGEST OF SB 224 (Updated January 26, 2012 3:01 pm - DI 104)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Emergency ambulance services report. Requires the state department of health, the division of fire and building safety, and the Indiana emergency medical services commission to report to the health finance commission before October 1, 2012, concerning specified information on ambulances and emergency medical services. Requires the agencies to consult with entities that may be affected by a proposal being considered for the report.

Effective: July 1, 2012.





Miller , Gard, Rogers




    January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    January 12, 2012, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    January 26, 2012, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

January 27, 2012

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)SB0224.2.1. -->     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, the division of fire and building safety established by IC 10-19-7-1, and the Indiana emergency medical services commission created by IC 16-31-2-1 shall 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 what type of health care emergency service provider should 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) How ambulance coverage is affected by ambulances that are subject to geographic or jurisdictional limits within a county, city, town, or township.
        (7) Procedures or policies for determining to which hospital a patient is transported.
        (8) A review of the state trauma care system.
    (b) In preparing the report required by subsection (a), the agencies described in subsection (a) shall consult with entities that may be affected by the proposals being considered for the report.
    (c) This SECTION expires December 31, 2012.