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.
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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