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Introduced Version House Bill 2111 History

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BILL FOR INTR W CLERK3
H. B. 2111


(By Delegates Beane and Michael)
[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §16-4C-14 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing emergency medical personnel the right to practice according to their practice act in any setting.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §16-4C-14 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4C. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT.
§16-4C-14. Services that may be performed by emergency medical service personnel.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, emergency medical service personnel, by each class, may provide the services in any setting, including hospitals, as determined by the commissioner by legislative rule pursuant to the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.
Pending promulgation of legislative rules to administer the amendments to this section in two thousand five, the commissioner may by emergency rule pursuant to article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, provide for the administration of these new amendments.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify that emergency medical personnel can function in any setting, including hospitals.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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