EMS PERSONNEL TECHNICAL CHANGES. (NEW)

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 327 (Public) Filed Monday, March 23, 2015
AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE REGULATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TO REFLECT NEW NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL.
Intro. by Dobson.

Status: Ch. SL 2015-290 (House Action) (Oct 29 2015)

SOG comments (3):

Title Change.

House amendment changes the long title. The previous long title is found below:

AN ACT TO ALLOW EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO CARRY AND USE PEPPER SPRAY FOR SELF-DEFENSE PURPOSES.

Change Short and Long Titles

Senate committee substitute to 2nd edition changed short and long titles.  Short title was Study EMS Safety. Long title was AN ACT TO STUDY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL SAFETY FROM HOSTILE THREATS AND WHAT DEFENSIVE RESOURCES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PREVENT INJURY TO THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL OR THE PATIENTS UNDER THEIR CARE.

Long title change

Conference committee substitute to the 4th edition changed the long title. Previous long title was AN ACT TO (1) STUDY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL SAFETY FROM HOSTILE THREATS AND WHAT DEFENSIVE RESOURCES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PREVENT INJURY TO THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL OR THE PATIENTS UNDER THEIR CARE AND (2) MAKE TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE REGULATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TO REFLECT NEW NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL.

Bill History:

H 327/S.L. 2015-290

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Nov 5 2015 - More information

    AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE REGULATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TO REFLECT NEW NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL. Enacted October 29, 2015. Effective October 29, 2015. 


  • Summary date: Sep 28 2015 - More information

    Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

    Amends the act's short and long titles.

    Deletes language that directed the Division of Health Service Regulation (Division) of the Department of Health and Human Services, in consultation with specified entities, to study how emergency medical service personnel can protect themselves while performing their public health and safety duties.

    Makes conforming changes. 


  • Summary date: Jun 15 2015 - More information

    Senate Amendment makes the following change to the 3rd edition.

    Directs the Division of Health Service Regulation (Division) of the Department of Health and Human Services, in consultation with other specified entities, to also address lethal deterrents, such as pistols and revolvers, in its study on how emergency medical service personnel can protect themselves while performing their public health and safety duties.


  • Summary date: Jun 11 2015 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends the short and long titles. 

    Amends the following statutes of GS 131E, Article 7, Regulation of Emergency Medical Services, to update names and titles of certain emergency medical service personnel to conform with current national licensure levels: GS 131E-155 (Definitions), GS 131E-158 (Credentialed personnel required), and GS 131E-159 (Credentialing requirements). Also makes conforming changes to GS 14-276.1 (Impersonation of firemen or emergency medical services personnel). 

    Directs the NC Medical Care Commission to amend its applicable rules to be consistent with the above conforming and technical changes no later than December 31, 2015. 


  • Summary date: Apr 16 2015 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition:

    Changes the short and long title.

    Deletes all of the provisions from the previous edition.

    Directs the Division of Health Service Regulation (Division) of the Department of Health and Human Services, in consultation with specified entities, to study how emergency medical service personnel can protect themselves while performing their public health and safety duties. Requires the study to address five areas of potential protection, including self-defense tactics and non-lethal deterrents such as mace or pepper spray.

    Requires the Division to report its findings to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services no later than April 1, 2016. 


  • Summary date: Mar 23 2015 - More information

    Amends GS 143-508(d) to provide that the North Carolina Medical Care Commission (Commission), in establishing standards for vehicles and equipment used within the emergency medical services system, cannot establish standards that prohibit the carrying and use of pepper spray by emergency medical services personnel for self-defense purposes.

    Amends GS 131E-157(a) providing that the Commission, in adopting rules specifying equipment, sanitation, supply, and design requirements for ambulances, cannot adopt rules that prohibit the carrying and use of pepper spray by emergency medical services personnel for self-defense purposes. 


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