First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1111
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 16-31-3-25; (13)HE1111.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 16-31-3-25 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 25. (a) An individual who meets the
following qualifications may operate as a tactical emergency
(1) Is an emergency medical technician, an advanced
emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.
(2) Is employed by:
(A) a law enforcement agency; or
(B) an emergency medical services agency established by
IC 16-31-5-1 that has an agreement with a law
to provide retrieval and field medical treatment to victims of
(3) Has successfully completed an accredited educational
training program in tactical emergency medicine that meets
the core curriculum requirements approved by the
commission. However, the commission may approve a
program provided by:
(A) a military, naval, or air service of the armed forces of
the United States;
(B) a program accredited by a federal or state
governmental agency; or
(C) a program provided by the National Association of
Emergency Medical Technicians that is accredited by the
Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency
that substantially meets the core curriculum requirements
approved by the commission.
(b) An individual who meets the requirements set forth in
subsection (a) may practice emergency medicine according to the
individual's scope of training and as approved by the medical
director of the law enforcement agency or an emergency medical
services agency supervising the individual.
(c) A law enforcement agency or an emergency medical services
agency established by IC 16-31-5-1 that has an agreement with a
law enforcement agency to operate under this section must be
certified as a provider organization by the commission.
(d) The commission shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to
implement this section.
(e) Before August 31, 2013, the commission shall adopt
emergency rules in the manner provided under IC 4-22-2-37.1 to
implement this section. The emergency rules must incorporate the
(1) Criteria for basic and advanced life support personnel to
function as tactical medical support for law enforcement
agencies as adopted by the commission under IC 4-22-7-7 in
nonrule policy statement EMS-02-2002 adopted on March 15,
(2) Tactical emergency medical support core curriculum
requirements approved by the commission on September 13,
This subsection expires on the earlier of the date a permanent rule
to implement this section is adopted under IC 4-22-2 or June 30,
SOURCE: ; (13)HE1111.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.
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