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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1734
       By Senator Oelrich
       14-01338A-10                                          20101734__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to medical telecommunications and
    3         transportation; amending s. 381.0034, F.S.; deleting
    4         the requirement that any person who applies to be
    5         certified or is certified as an emergency medical
    6         technician, paramedic, 911 emergency dispatcher,
    7         emergency medical technician, or paramedic must
    8         complete an educational course approved by the
    9         Department of Health regarding the human
   10         immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency
   11         syndrome; amending s. 401.2701, F.S.; deleting a
   12         requirement that an institution seeking approval of a
   13         program for the education of emergency medical
   14         technicians and paramedics show documentation of the
   15         inclusion of instruction in HIV/AIDS training in its
   16         curriculum; providing an effective date.
   18  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   20         Section 1. Section 381.0034, Florida Statutes, is amended
   21  to read:
   22         381.0034 Requirement for instruction on HIV and AIDS.—
   23         (1) As of July 1, 1991, the Department of Health shall
   24  require each person licensed or certified under chapter 401,
   25  chapter 467, part IV of chapter 468, or chapter 483, as a
   26  condition of biennial relicensure, to complete an educational
   27  course approved by the department on the modes of transmission,
   28  infection control procedures, clinical management, and
   29  prevention of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune
   30  deficiency syndrome. Such course shall include information on
   31  current state Florida law on acquired immune deficiency syndrome
   32  and its impact on testing, confidentiality of test results, and
   33  treatment of patients. Each such licensee or certificateholder
   34  shall submit confirmation of having completed the said course,
   35  on a form provided by the department, when submitting fees or
   36  application for each biennial renewal.
   37         (2) Failure to complete the requirements of this section
   38  shall be grounds for disciplinary action contained in the
   39  chapters specified in subsection (1). In addition to discipline
   40  by the department, the licensee or certificateholder shall be
   41  required to complete the said course specified in subsection
   42  (1).
   43         (3) The department shall require, as a condition of
   44  granting a license under the chapters specified in subsection
   45  (1), that an applicant making initial application for licensure
   46  complete an educational course acceptable to the department on
   47  human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency
   48  syndrome. An applicant who has not taken a course at the time of
   49  licensure shall, upon an affidavit showing good cause, be
   50  allowed 6 months to complete this requirement.
   51         (4) The department may shall have the authority to adopt
   52  rules to administer carry out the provisions of this section.
   53         (5) Any professional holding two or more licenses or
   54  certificates subject to the provisions of this section shall be
   55  permitted to show proof of having taken one department-approved
   56  course on human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune
   57  deficiency syndrome, for purposes of relicensure or
   58  recertification for the additional licenses.
   59         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   60  401.2701, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   61         401.2701 Emergency medical services training programs.—
   62         (1) Any private or public institution in this state Florida
   63  desiring to conduct an approved program for the education of
   64  emergency medical technicians and paramedics shall:
   65         (a) Submit a completed application on a form provided by
   66  the department, which must include:
   67         1. Evidence that the institution is in compliance with all
   68  applicable requirements of the Department of Education.
   69         2. Evidence of an affiliation agreement with a hospital
   70  that has an emergency department staffed by at least one
   71  physician and one registered nurse.
   72         3. Evidence of an affiliation agreement with a current
   73  Florida-licensed emergency medical services provider. Such
   74  agreement shall include, at a minimum, a commitment by the
   75  provider to conduct the field experience portion of the
   76  education program.
   77         4. Documentation verifying faculty, including:
   78         a. A medical director who is a licensed physician meeting
   79  the applicable requirements for emergency medical services
   80  medical directors as outlined in this chapter and rules of the
   81  department. The medical director shall have the duty and
   82  responsibility of certifying that graduates have successfully
   83  completed all phases of the education program and are proficient
   84  in basic or advanced life support techniques, as applicable.
   85         b. A program director responsible for the operation,
   86  organization, periodic review, administration, development, and
   87  approval of the program.
   88         5. Documentation verifying that the curriculum:
   89         a. Meets the course guides and instructor’s lesson plans in
   90  the most recent Emergency Medical Technician-Basic National
   91  Standard Curricula for emergency medical technician programs and
   92  Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National Standard
   93  Curricula for paramedic programs.
   94         b. Includes 2 hours of instruction on the trauma scorecard
   95  methodologies for assessment of adult trauma patients and
   96  pediatric trauma patients as specified by the department by
   97  rule.
   98         c.Includes 4 hours of instruction on HIV/AIDS training
   99  consistent with the requirements of chapter 381.
  100         6. Evidence of sufficient medical and educational equipment
  101  to meet emergency medical services training program needs.
  102         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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