Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 224
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
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
(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
(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.
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