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       Florida Senate - 2010                             CS for SB 1734
       
       
       
       By the Committee on Higher Education; and Senator Oelrich
       
       
       
       
       589-04750-10                                          20101734c1
    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, or 911 emergency dispatcher
    7         must complete an educational course approved by the
    8         Department of Health regarding the human
    9         immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency
   10         syndrome; amending s. 401.2701, F.S.; deleting a
   11         requirement that an institution seeking approval of a
   12         program for the education of emergency medical
   13         technicians and paramedics show documentation of the
   14         inclusion of instruction in HIV/AIDS training in its
   15         curriculum; providing an effective date.
   16  
   17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18  
   19         Section 1. Section 381.0034, Florida Statutes, is amended
   20  to read:
   21         381.0034 Requirement for instruction on HIV and AIDS.—
   22         (1) As of July 1, 1991, the Department of Health shall
   23  require each person licensed or certified under chapter 401,
   24  chapter 467, part IV of chapter 468, or chapter 483, as a
   25  condition of biennial relicensure, to complete an educational
   26  course approved by the department on the modes of transmission,
   27  infection control procedures, clinical management, and
   28  prevention of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune
   29  deficiency syndrome. Such course shall include information on
   30  current state Florida law on acquired immune deficiency syndrome
   31  and its impact on testing, confidentiality of test results, and
   32  treatment of patients. Each such licensee or certificateholder
   33  shall submit confirmation of having completed the said course,
   34  on a form provided by the department, when submitting fees or
   35  application for each biennial renewal.
   36         (2) Failure to complete the requirements of this section
   37  shall be grounds for disciplinary action contained in the
   38  chapters specified in subsection (1). In addition to discipline
   39  by the department, the licensee or certificateholder shall be
   40  required to complete the said course specified in subsection
   41  (1).
   42         (3) The department shall require, as a condition of
   43  granting a license under the chapters specified in subsection
   44  (1), that an applicant making initial application for licensure
   45  complete an educational course acceptable to the department on
   46  human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency
   47  syndrome. An applicant who has not taken a course at the time of
   48  licensure shall, upon an affidavit showing good cause, be
   49  allowed 6 months to complete this requirement.
   50         (4) The department may shall have the authority to adopt
   51  rules to administer carry out the provisions of this section.
   52         (5) Any professional holding two or more licenses or
   53  certificates subject to the provisions of this section shall be
   54  permitted to show proof of having taken one department-approved
   55  course on human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune
   56  deficiency syndrome, for purposes of relicensure or
   57  recertification for the additional licenses.
   58         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   59  401.2701, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   60         401.2701 Emergency medical services training programs.—
   61         (1) Any private or public institution in this state Florida
   62  desiring to conduct an approved program for the education of
   63  emergency medical technicians and paramedics shall:
   64         (a) Submit a completed application on a form provided by
   65  the department, which must include:
   66         1. Evidence that the institution is in compliance with all
   67  applicable requirements of the Department of Education.
   68         2. Evidence of an affiliation agreement with a hospital
   69  that has an emergency department staffed by at least one
   70  physician and one registered nurse.
   71         3. Evidence of an affiliation agreement with a current
   72  Florida-licensed emergency medical services provider. Such
   73  agreement shall include, at a minimum, a commitment by the
   74  provider to conduct the field experience portion of the
   75  education program.
   76         4. Documentation verifying faculty, including:
   77         a. A medical director who is a licensed physician meeting
   78  the applicable requirements for emergency medical services
   79  medical directors as outlined in this chapter and rules of the
   80  department. The medical director shall have the duty and
   81  responsibility of certifying that graduates have successfully
   82  completed all phases of the education program and are proficient
   83  in basic or advanced life support techniques, as applicable.
   84         b. A program director responsible for the operation,
   85  organization, periodic review, administration, development, and
   86  approval of the program.
   87         5. Documentation verifying that the curriculum:
   88         a. Meets the course guides and instructor’s lesson plans in
   89  the most recent Emergency Medical Technician-Basic National
   90  Standard Curricula for emergency medical technician programs and
   91  Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National Standard
   92  Curricula for paramedic programs.
   93         b. Includes 2 hours of instruction on the trauma scorecard
   94  methodologies for assessment of adult trauma patients and
   95  pediatric trauma patients as specified by the department by
   96  rule.
   97         c.Includes 4 hours of instruction on HIV/AIDS training
   98  consistent with the requirements of chapter 381.
   99         6. Evidence of sufficient medical and educational equipment
  100  to meet emergency medical services training program needs.
  101         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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