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Senate Bill 2136

Senate Bill sb2136

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    By Senator Saunders





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  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to emergency medical services;

  3         amending s. 401.113, F.S.; requiring that a

  4         recipient of funds from the Emergency Medical

  5         Services Trust Fund return unexpended funds to

  6         the Department of Health at the end of the

  7         grant period; authorizing the expenditure of

  8         interest generated from grant funds under

  9         certain circumstances; amending s. 401.27,

10         F.S.; authorizing the electronic submission of

11         an application for certification as an

12         emergency medical technician or paramedic;

13         requiring that rules of the department provide

14         for the approval of certain equivalent courses

15         for purposes of certification; deleting

16         provisions authorizing the department to issue

17         a temporary certification; revising

18         requirements for insignia identifying a person

19         as a certified emergency medical technician or

20         paramedic; creating s. 401.27001, F.S.;

21         providing requirements for background screening

22         for applicants for initial certification as an

23         emergency medical technician or paramedic and

24         for renewal of certification; requiring an

25         applicant to pay the costs of screening;

26         requiring that fingerprints be submitted to the

27         Department of Law Enforcement and forwarded to

28         the Federal Bureau of Investigation; specifying

29         the offenses that are grounds for denial of

30         certification; authorizing the department to

31         grant an exemption to an applicant,

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 1         notwithstanding certain convictions; requiring

 2         the department to adopt rules; amending s.

 3         401.2701, F.S.; requiring that a training

 4         program for emergency medical technicians and

 5         paramedics include information concerning the

 6         requirements for background screening;

 7         providing an effective date.

 8  

 9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

10  

11         Section 1.  Subsection (2) of section 401.113, Florida

12  Statutes, is amended to read:

13         401.113  Department; powers and duties.--

14         (2)(a)  The department shall annually dispense funds

15  contained in the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund as

16  follows:

17         1.(a)  Forty-five percent of such moneys must be

18  divided among the counties according to the proportion of the

19  combined amount deposited in the trust fund from the county.

20  These funds may not be used to match grant funds as identified

21  in subparagraph 2. paragraph (b). An individual board of

22  county commissioners may distribute these funds to emergency

23  medical service organizations within the county, as it deems

24  appropriate.

25         2.(b)  Forty percent of such moneys must be used by the

26  department for making matching grants to local agencies,

27  municipalities, and emergency medical services organizations

28  for the purpose of conducting research, increasing existing

29  levels of emergency medical services, evaluation, community

30  education, injury prevention programs, and training in

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 1  cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving and first

 2  aid techniques.

 3         a.1.  At least 90 percent of these moneys must be made

 4  available on a cash matching basis.  A grant made under this

 5  sub-subparagraph subparagraph must be contingent upon the

 6  recipient providing a cash sum equal to 25 percent of the

 7  total department-approved grant amount.

 8         b.2.  No more than 10 percent of these moneys must be

 9  made available to rural emergency medical services, and

10  notwithstanding the restrictions specified in subsection (1),

11  these moneys may be used for improvement, expansion, or

12  continuation of services provided.  A grant made under this

13  sub-subparagraph subparagraph must be contingent upon the

14  recipient providing a cash sum equal to no more than 10

15  percent of the total department-approved grant amount.

16  

17  The department shall develop procedures and standards for

18  grant disbursement under this subparagraph paragraph based on

19  the need for emergency medical services, the requirements of

20  the population to be served, and the objectives of the state

21  emergency medical services plan.

22         3.(c)  Fifteen percent of such moneys must be used by

23  the department for capital equipment outlay, personnel,

24  community education, evaluation, and other costs associated

25  with the administration of this chapter. Any moneys not

26  annually used for this purpose must be used for making

27  additional rural grant funds available.

28         (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the

29  contrary, interest generated from grant funds may be expended

30  by the grantee on the budget items approved by the department.

31  However, a grantee that receives funds requiring a match may

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 1  not expend interest earnings until all match requirements have

 2  been met. The grantee shall return to the department any

 3  interest earned and grant funds not expended at the conclusion

 4  of the grant period. All such returned funds shall be used by

 5  the department for additional awards of matching grants.

 6         Section 2.  Section 401.27, Florida Statutes, is

 7  amended to read:

 8         401.27  Personnel; standards and certification.--

 9         (1)  Each permitted ambulance not specifically exempted

10  from this part, when transporting a person who is sick,

11  injured, wounded, incapacitated, or helpless, must be occupied

12  by at least two persons, one of whom must be a certified

13  emergency medical technician, certified paramedic, or licensed

14  physician and one of whom must be a driver who meets the

15  requirements for ambulance drivers.  This subsection does not

16  apply to interfacility transfers governed by s. 401.252(1).

17         (2)  The department shall establish by rule educational

18  and training criteria and examinations for the certification

19  and recertification of emergency medical technicians and

20  paramedics. Such rules must require, but need not be limited

21  to:

22         (a)  For emergency medical technicians, proficiency in

23  techniques identified in s. 401.23(7) and in rules of the

24  department.

25         (b)  For paramedics, proficiency in techniques

26  identified in s. 401.23(1) and in rules of the department.

27         (3)  Any person who desires to be certified or

28  recertified as an emergency medical technician or paramedic

29  must apply to the department under oath on forms provided by

30  the department which shall contain such information as the

31  department reasonably requires, which may include affirmative

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 1  evidence of ability to comply with applicable laws and rules.

 2  The department may accept electronically submitted

 3  applications. If an application is submitted electronically,

 4  the department may require that supplemental materials be

 5  submitted in a nonelectronic format, including an original

 6  signature of the applicant and documentation verifying

 7  eligibility for certification. The department shall determine

 8  whether the applicant meets the requirements specified in this

 9  section and in rules of the department and shall issue a

10  certificate to any person who meets such requirements.

11         (4)  An applicant for certification or recertification

12  as an emergency medical technician or paramedic must:

13         (a)  Have completed an appropriate training course as

14  follows:

15         1.  For an emergency medical technician, an emergency

16  medical technician training course equivalent to the most

17  recent emergency medical technician basic training course of

18  the United States Department of Transportation as approved by

19  the department;

20         2.  For a paramedic, a paramedic training program

21  equivalent to the most recent paramedic course of the United

22  States Department of Transportation as approved by the

23  department;

24         (b)  Certify under oath that he or she is not addicted

25  to alcohol or any controlled substance;

26         (c)  Certify under oath that he or she is free from any

27  physical or mental defect or disease that might impair the

28  applicant's ability to perform his or her duties;

29         (d)  Within 1 year after course completion have passed

30  an examination developed or required by the department;

31  

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 1         (e)1.  For an emergency medical technician, hold either

 2  a current American Heart Association cardiopulmonary

 3  resuscitation course card or an American Red Cross

 4  cardiopulmonary resuscitation course card or its equivalent as

 5  defined by department rule. The rules must include, but need

 6  not be limited to, the procedure for recognizing

 7  cardiopulmonary resuscitation course equivalency, as

 8  determined by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for

 9  Emergency Medical Services;

10         2.  For a paramedic, hold a certificate of successful

11  course completion in advanced cardiac life support from the

12  American Heart Association or its equivalent as defined by

13  department rule. The rules must include, but need not be

14  limited to, the procedure for recognizing advanced cardiac

15  life support course equivalency, as determined by the

16  Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical

17  Services;

18         (f)  Submit the certification fee and the nonrefundable

19  examination fee prescribed in s. 401.34, which examination fee

20  will be required for each examination administered to an

21  applicant; and

22         (g)  Submit a completed application to the department,

23  which application documents compliance with paragraphs (a),

24  (b), (c), (e), (f), (g), and, if applicable, (d). The

25  application must be submitted so as to be received by the

26  department at least 30 calendar days before the next regularly

27  scheduled examination for which the applicant desires to be

28  scheduled.

29         (5)  The certification examination must be offered

30  monthly.  The department shall issue an examination admission

31  notice to the applicant advising him or her of the time and

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 1  place of the examination for which he or she is scheduled.

 2  Individuals achieving a passing score on the certification

 3  examination may be issued a temporary certificate with their

 4  examination grade report.  The department must issue an

 5  original certification within 45 days after the examination.

 6  Examination questions and answers are not subject to discovery

 7  but may be introduced into evidence and considered only in

 8  camera in any administrative proceeding under chapter 120. If

 9  an administrative hearing is held, the department shall

10  provide challenged examination questions and answers to the

11  administrative law judge. The department shall establish by

12  rule the procedure by which an applicant, and the applicant's

13  attorney, may review examination questions and answers in

14  accordance with s. 119.07(3)(a).

15         (6)(a)  The department shall establish by rule a

16  procedure for biennial renewal certification of emergency

17  medical technicians and paramedics.

18         (a)  For emergency medical technicians, such rules must

19  require a United States Department of Transportation refresher

20  training program of at least 30 hours as approved by the

21  department every 2 years.  The refresher program may be

22  offered in multiple presentations spread over the 2-year

23  period.  The rules must also provide that the refresher course

24  requirement may be satisfied by passing a challenge

25  examination.

26         (b)  The department shall establish by rule a procedure

27  For biennial renewal certification of paramedics,. such rules

28  must require candidates for renewal to have taken at least 30

29  hours of continuing education units during the 2-year period.

30  The rules must provide that the continuing education

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 1  requirement may be satisfied by passing a challenge

 2  examination.

 3         (7)  A physician, dentist, or registered nurse may be

 4  certified as a paramedic if the physician, dentist, or

 5  registered nurse is certified in this state as an emergency

 6  medical technician, has passed the required emergency medical

 7  technician curriculum, has successfully completed an advanced

 8  cardiac life support course, has passed the examination for

 9  certification as a paramedic, and has met other certification

10  requirements specified by rule of the department.  A

11  physician, dentist, or registered nurse so certified must be

12  recertified under this section.

13         (8)  Each emergency medical technician certificate and

14  each paramedic certificate will expire automatically and may

15  be renewed if the holder meets the qualifications for renewal

16  as established by the department. A certificate that is not

17  renewed at the end of the 2-year period will automatically

18  revert to an inactive status for a period not to exceed 180

19  days. Such certificate may be reactivated and renewed within

20  the 180 days if the certificateholder meets all other

21  qualifications for renewal and pays a $25 late fee.

22  Reactivation shall be in a manner and on forms prescribed by

23  department rule. The holder of a certificate that expired on

24  December 1, 1996, has until September 30, 1997, to reactivate

25  the certificate in accordance with this subsection.

26         (9)  The department may suspend or revoke a certificate

27  at any time if it determines that the holder does not meet the

28  applicable qualifications.

29         (10)  The department may provide by rule for physically

30  disabled persons to take and be provided with the results of

31  the written portion of the emergency medical technician

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 1  certification examination or paramedic certification

 2  examination.  However, such persons may not receive any

 3  special assistance in completing the examination.  A

 4  physically disabled An individual who achieves a passing grade

 5  on the emergency medical technician certification examination

 6  or paramedic certification examination may be issued a limited

 7  emergency medical technician certificate or a limited

 8  paramedic certificate. An individual issued a limited

 9  certificate may not perform patient care or treatment

10  activities.

11         (11)(a)  A certificateholder may request that his or

12  her emergency medical technician certificate or paramedic

13  certificate be placed on inactive status by applying to the

14  department before his or her current certification expires and

15  paying a fee set by the department not to exceed $50.

16         (a)(b)1.  A certificateholder whose certificate has

17  been on inactive status for 1 year or less following the date

18  his or her emergency medical technician certificate or

19  paramedic certificate expired may renew his or her certificate

20  pursuant to the rules adopted by the department and upon

21  payment of a late renewal fee set by the department not to

22  exceed $100.

23         (b)2.  A certificateholder whose certificate has been

24  on inactive status for more than 1 year may renew his or her

25  certificate pursuant to rules adopted by the department.  To

26  renew, the certificateholder must pass the certification

27  examination and complete continuing education requirements and

28  a field internship.

29         (c)  A certificate that which has been inactive for

30  more than 6 years automatically expires and may not be

31  reinstated.

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 1         (12)  An applicant for certification who is an

 2  out-of-state certified or military-trained trained emergency

 3  medical technician or paramedic must provide proof of current

 4  emergency medical technician or paramedic certification or

 5  registration based upon successful completion of the United

 6  States Department of Transportation emergency medical

 7  technician or paramedic training curriculum and hold a current

 8  certificate of successful course completion in cardiopulmonary

 9  resuscitation (CPR) or advanced cardiac life support for

10  emergency medical technicians or paramedics, respectively, to

11  be eligible for the certification examination. The applicant

12  must successfully complete the certification examination

13  within 1 year after the date of the receipt of his or her

14  application by the department.  After 1 year, the applicant

15  must submit a new application, meet all eligibility

16  requirements, and submit all fees to reestablish eligibility

17  to take the certification examination.

18         (13)  The department shall adopt a standard state

19  insignia For an emergency medical technician or paramedic who

20  technicians and paramedics.  The department shall establish by

21  rule the requirements to display the state emergency medical

22  technician and paramedic insignia.  The rules may not require

23  a person to wear the standard insignia but must require that

24  if a person wears any insignia that identify identifies the

25  person as a certified emergency medical technician or

26  paramedic in this state, the insignia must be the standard

27  state insignia adopted under this section.  The insignia must

28  denote the individual's level of certification at which the

29  individual he or she is functioning.

30         Section 3.  Section 401.27001, Florida Statutes, is

31  created to read:

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 1         401.27001  Background screening required for

 2  certification.--

 3         (1)  An applicant for initial certification under s.

 4  401.27 must submit information and a set of fingerprints to

 5  the Department of Health on a form and according to procedures

 6  specified by the department, along with payment in an amount

 7  equal to the costs incurred by the Department of Health for a

 8  statewide criminal history check and a national criminal

 9  history check of the applicant.

10         (2)  An applicant for initial renewal of certification

11  on or after July 1, 2004, who has not previously submitted a

12  set of fingerprints to the Department of Health must submit

13  information required to perform a statewide criminal

14  background check and a set of fingerprints required to perform

15  a national criminal history check. The applicant must submit

16  the fingerprints on a form and under procedures specified by

17  the department for a national criminal history check, along

18  with payment in an amount equal to the costs incurred by the

19  department. For subsequent renewals, the department shall, by

20  rule, adopt an application form that includes an oath or

21  affirmation attesting to the existence of any criminal

22  convictions, regardless of plea or adjudication, which have

23  occurred since the previous certification. If there has been a

24  criminal conviction, the provisions of this section apply. The

25  department shall notify each current certificateholder of the

26  requirement to undergo a criminal history background screening

27  sufficiently in advance of the 2004 biennial expiration for

28  the certificateholder to provide the required information

29  prior to submission of the renewal certification application.

30  The department may not deny eligibility for renewal of the

31  first renewal application subsequent to July 1, 2004, due to a

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 1  delay in obtaining the criminal history from the Department of

 2  Law Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the

 3  Division of State Fire Marshal if the applicant has submitted

 4  the required criminal background screening information or

 5  affidavit and fees with the renewal certification application.

 6  A certificate that expires on December 1, 2004, may be renewed

 7  subject to withdrawal of certification pending the

 8  department's determination of whether the certificateholder

 9  will be granted an exemption as provided in subsection (8).

10  The applicant must make timely application for renewal and

11  request the exemption from denial prior to expiration of the

12  certificate.

13         (3)  Pursuant to the requirements of s. 120.60, an

14  application for certification must be processed within 90 days

15  after receipt of the completed application. An application for

16  certification is not complete until the criminal history and

17  certified copies of all court documents for an applicant

18  having a prior criminal conviction, pursuant to this section,

19  have been received by the department.

20         (4)  The department shall submit the fingerprints and

21  information required for a statewide criminal history check to

22  the Department of Law Enforcement, and the Department of Law

23  Enforcement shall forward the fingerprints to the Federal

24  Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check

25  of the applicant.

26         (5)  If an applicant has undergone a criminal history

27  check as a condition of employment or certification as a

28  firefighter under s. 633.34, the Division of State Fire

29  Marshal of the Department of Financial Services shall provide

30  the criminal history information regarding the applicant

31  seeking certification or renewal of certification under s.

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 1  401.27 to the department. Any applicant for initial

 2  certification or renewal of certification who has already

 3  submitted a set of fingerprints and information to the

 4  Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial

 5  Services for the criminal history check required for

 6  employment and certification of firefighters under s. 633.34

 7  within 2 years prior to application under s. 401.27 is not

 8  required to provide to the department a subsequent set of

 9  fingerprints or other duplicate information required for a

10  criminal history check if the applicant submits an affidavit

11  in a form prescribed by the department attesting that he or

12  she has been a state resident for the previous 2 years.

13         (6)  Notwithstanding the grounds for certification

14  denial outlined in s. 401.411, an applicant must not have been

15  found guilty of, regardless of plea or adjudication, any

16  offense prohibited under any of the following provisions of

17  the Florida Statutes or under any similar statute of another

18  jurisdiction:

19         (a)  Section 415.111, relating to abuse, neglect, or

20  exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

21         (b)  Section 782.04, relating to murder.

22         (c)  Section 782.07, relating to manslaughter,

23  aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled

24  adult, or aggravated manslaughter of a child.

25         (d)  Section 782.071, relating to vehicular homicide.

26         (e)  Section 782.09, relating to killing of an unborn

27  child by injury to the mother.

28         (f)  Section 784.011, relating to assault, if the

29  victim of the offense was a minor.

30         (g)  Section 784.021, relating to aggravated assault.

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 1         (h)  Section 784.03, relating to battery, if the victim

 2  of the offense was a minor.

 3         (i)  Section 784.045, relating to aggravated battery.

 4         (j)  Section 784.01, relating to kidnapping.

 5         (k)  Section 787.02, relating to false imprisonment.

 6         (l)  Section 794.011, relating to sexual battery.

 7         (m)  Former s. 794.041, relating to prohibited acts of

 8  persons in familial or custodial authority.

 9         (n)  Chapter 796, relating to prostitution.

10         (o)  Section 798.02, relating to lewd and lascivious

11  behavior.

12         (p)  Chapter 800, relating to lewdness and indecent

13  exposure.

14         (q)  Section 806.01, relating to arson.

15         (r)  Chapter 812, relating to theft, robbery, and

16  related crimes, if the offense was a felony.

17         (s)  Section 817.563, relating to the fraudulent sale

18  of controlled substances, if the offense was a felony.

19         (t)  Section 825.102, relating to abuse, aggravated

20  abuse, or neglect of an elderly person or disabled adult.

21         (u)  Section 825.1025, relating to lewd or lascivious

22  offenses committed upon or in the presence of an elderly

23  person or disabled adult.

24         (v)  Section 825.103, relating to exploitation of an

25  elderly person or disabled adult, if the offense was a felony.

26         (w)  Section 826.04, relating to incest.

27         (x)  Section 827.03, relating to child abuse,

28  aggravated child abuse, or neglect of a child.

29         (y)  Section 827.04, relating to contributing to the

30  delinquency or dependency of a child.

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 1         (z)  Former s. 827.05, relating to negligent treatment

 2  of children.

 3         (aa)  Section 827.071, relating to sexual performance

 4  by a child.

 5         (bb)  Chapter 847, relating to obscene literature.

 6         (cc)  Chapter 893, relating to drug abuse prevention

 7  and control, if the offense was a felony or if any other

 8  person involved in the offense was a minor.

 9         (dd)  An act that constitutes domestic violence, as

10  defined in s. 741.28.

11         (7)  The department may grant to any applicant who

12  would otherwise be denied certification or recertification

13  under this subsection an exemption from that denial for:

14         (a)  A felony committed more than 3 years prior to the

15  date of disqualification;

16         (b)  A misdemeanor prohibited under any of the Florida

17  Statutes cited in this subsection or under similar statutes of

18  other jurisdictions;

19         (c)  An offense that was a felony when committed but

20  that is currently a misdemeanor;

21         (d)  A finding of delinquency; or

22         (e)  The commission of an act of domestic violence as

23  defined in s. 741.28.

24         (8)  For the department to grant an exemption to any

25  applicant under this section, the applicant must demonstrate

26  by clear and convincing evidence that the applicant should not

27  be disqualified from certification or renewed certification.

28  An applicant seeking an exemption has the burden of setting

29  forth sufficient evidence of rehabilitation, including, but

30  not limited to, the circumstances surrounding the criminal

31  incident for which an exemption is sought, the time period

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 1  that has elapsed since the incident, the nature of the harm

 2  caused to the victim, and the history of the applicant since

 3  the incident, or any other evidence or circumstances

 4  indicating that the applicant will not present a danger if the

 5  certification or renewed certification is granted. To make the

 6  necessary demonstration, the applicant must request an

 7  exemption and submit the required information supporting that

 8  request at the time of application in order for the department

 9  to make a determination in accordance with this section.

10         (9)  Denial of certification or renewed certification

11  under subsection (6) may not be removed from, and an exemption

12  may not be granted to, any applicant who is found guilty of,

13  regardless of plea or adjudication, any felony covered by

14  subsection (6), solely by reason of a pardon, executive

15  clemency, or restoration of civil rights.

16         (10)  If an applicant has undergone a criminal history

17  check as a condition of employment or licensing under any

18  Florida Statute within 2 years prior to application under this

19  section, the applicant may submit a copy of the official state

20  criminal history record and national criminal history record

21  produced under that requirement in lieu of the fingerprint

22  card required in subsections (1) and (2). The department shall

23  determine if the submission meets its requirements and, if

24  not, the applicant shall be required to comply with the

25  provisions of this section. The department may share criminal

26  history background information with local, state, and federal

27  agencies for purposes of licensing or employment background

28  checks.

29         (11)  The department shall adopt rules pursuant to

30  chapter 120 to administer this section.

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 1         Section 4.  Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section

 2  401.2701, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

 3         401.2701  Emergency medical services training

 4  programs.--

 5         (1)  Any private or public institution in Florida

 6  desiring to conduct an approved program for the education of

 7  emergency medical technicians and paramedics shall:

 8         (a)  Submit a completed application on a form provided

 9  by the department, which must include:

10         1.  Evidence that the institution is in compliance with

11  all applicable requirements of the Department of Education.

12         2.  Evidence of an affiliation agreement with a

13  hospital that has an emergency department staffed by at least

14  one physician and one registered nurse.

15         3.  Evidence of an affiliation agreement with a current

16  Florida-licensed emergency medical services provider. Such

17  agreement shall include, at a minimum, a commitment by the

18  provider to conduct the field experience portion of the

19  education program.

20         4.  Documentation verifying faculty, including:

21         a.  A medical director who is a licensed physician

22  meeting the applicable requirements for emergency medical

23  services medical directors as outlined in this chapter and

24  rules of the department. The medical director shall have the

25  duty and responsibility of certifying that graduates have

26  successfully completed all phases of the education program and

27  are proficient in basic or advanced life support techniques,

28  as applicable.

29         b.  A program director responsible for the operation,

30  organization, periodic review, administration, development,

31  and approval of the program.

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 1         5.  Documentation verifying that the curriculum:

 2         a.  Meets the course guides and instructor's lesson

 3  plans in the most recent Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

 4  National Standard Curricula for emergency medical technician

 5  programs and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National

 6  Standard Curricula for paramedic programs.

 7         b.  Includes 2 hours of instruction on the trauma

 8  scorecard methodologies for assessment of adult trauma

 9  patients and pediatric trauma patients as specified by the

10  department by rule.

11         c.  Includes 4 hours of instruction on HIV/AIDS

12  training consistent with the requirements of chapter 381.

13         d.  Advises students at the initiation of the training

14  program of the certification and regulatory requirements of

15  this chapter, including, but not limited to, the criminal

16  history check required for initial and renewal certification

17  under s. 401.27001. The department shall prescribe by rule the

18  required content of this component of the training program.

19         6.  Evidence of sufficient medical and educational

20  equipment to meet emergency medical services training program

21  needs.

22         Section 5.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

23  

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25                          SENATE SUMMARY

26    Provides requirements for entities that receive funds
      from the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund. Provides
27    for an applicant for certification as an emergency
      medical technician or paramedic to submit an application
28    electronically. Requires background screening for
      applicants for initial certification and for renewal of
29    certification. Requires that an applicant pay the costs
      of screening. Specifies the offenses that are grounds for
30    denial of certification by the Department of Health. (See
      bill for details.)
31  

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