WVC 16 - 4 C- 14
§16-4C-14. Services that may be performed by emergency medical
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, emergency medical
service personnel may provide the services as determined by the
commissioner by legislative rule pursuant to the provisions of
article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code. Legislative
rules governing provision of these services in a hospital emergency
room setting shall be developed by the commissioner and shall
include provisions allowing paramedics to function under the direct
supervision of a registered professional nurse in a hospital
emergency room setting. Provision of these services in an emergency
room hospital setting shall not be initiated until a legislative
rule establishing training requirements, standards and requirements
for these functions is in effect. The Legislature therefore
directs the commissioner to propose this legislative rule on or
before the first day of July, two thousand six. Further, the
Commissioner may promulgate this rule as an emergency rule pursuant
to the provisions of section fifteen, article three, chapter
twenty-nine-a of this code. Any rule so promulgated shall provide
that paramedics are under the jurisdiction of the commissioner.
The West Virginia Board of Registered Professional Nurses may
propose legislative rules, pursuant to article three, chapter
twenty-nine-a of the code relating to the scope of practice for
nurses as those practices relates to overseeing these paramedics.
The provisions of this section and any rules promulgated thereunder may not be construed to alter in any manner the duties, role or
responsibilities of attending physicians regarding the providing
and oversight of patient care.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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