March 5, 2013
SENATE BILL No. 290
DIGEST OF SB 290
(Updated March 5, 2013 11:47 am - DI 109)
Citations Affected: IC 16-18; IC 16-31.
Synopsis: Military trained emergency medical providers. Provides that
the emergency medical services commission (commission) shall issue
a license or certificate to a military service applicant who meets certain
requirements. Allows the commission to issue a temporary practice
certificate or provisional license while the military service applicant is
satisfying certain requirements as determined by the commission.
Effective: July 1, 2013.
, Wyss, Mrvan, Steele, Grooms,
Merritt, Lanane, Leising, Glick
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ FORESTAL, FRYE R, ARNOLD L, ZENT)
January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security,
Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
February 5, 2013, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 7, 2013, read second time, ordered engrossed.
February 8, 2013, engrossed.
February 11, 2013, read third time, passed. Yeas 48, nays 0.
February 26, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and
March 5, 2013, reported _ Do Pass.
March 5, 2013
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE BILL No. 290
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 16-18-2-230.5; (13)ES0290.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 16-18-2-230.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 230.5. "Military service
applicant", for purposes of IC 16-31-11, has the meaning set forth
in IC 16-31-11-1.
SOURCE: IC 16-31-11; (13)ES0290.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 16-31-11 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]:
Chapter 11. Licensure of Individuals with Military Training
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "military service applicant"
means an applicant for licensure or certification under this article
who has performed service as an active member of any of the
(1) The armed forces of the United States.
(2) A reserve component of the armed forces of the United
(3) The National Guard.
Sec. 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the
commission shall issue a license or certificate to a military service
applicant to allow the applicant to provide emergency medical
services in Indiana if, upon application to the commission, the
applicant satisfies the following conditions:
(A) completed a military program of training;
(B) been awarded a military occupational specialty; and
(C) performed in that occupational specialty;
at a level that is substantially equivalent to or exceeds the
academic or experience requirements for the license or
certificate the applicant is seeking from the commission.
(2) Has engaged in the active practice of the occupation for
which the applicant is seeking licensure or certification for at
least two (2) of the five (5) years preceding the date of the
application under this section.
(3) Has not committed any act in any jurisdiction that would
have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or
revocation of a license or certificate to provide emergency
medical services in Indiana at the time the act was committed.
(4) Has paid any fees required by the commission under
IC 16-31-3-13.5 for the license or certificate the applicant is
seeking from the commission.
Sec. 3. (a) All relevant experience of a military service applicant
in the discharge of the applicant's official duties while performing
service described in section 1 of this chapter must be credited in
the calculation of the number of years the applicant has provided
emergency medical services for purposes of section 2 of this
(b) In determining if a military service applicant substantially
meets the academic requirements for a license or certificate issued
by the commission, the commission shall consider the
recommendations in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational
Experiences in the Armed Services published by the American
Council on Education or the council's successor organization.
Sec. 4. A nonresident who is issued a license or certificate under
this chapter is entitled to the same rights and subject to the same
obligations as required of a resident who is issued a license or
certificate by the commission.
Sec. 5. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article,
the commission may issue a temporary practice certificate or
provisional license to a military service applicant while the military
service applicant is satisfying certain requirements, as determined
by the commission, for a license or certificate under section 2 of
(b) The military service applicant may practice under a
temporary practice certificate or provisional license issued under
subsection (a) until:
(1) a license or certification is granted or denied by the
(2) the temporary certificate expires; or
(3) the military service applicant fails to comply with the
terms of the provisional license.
Sec. 6. The commission may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2
necessary to implement this chapter.
Sec. 7. This chapter does not prohibit a military service
applicant from proceeding under the licensure or certification
requirements established by the commission under the other
provisions of this article.