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H.B. 221

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 12:04 PM by chopkin. -->              1     





Chief Sponsor: Paul Ray

Senate Sponsor: Darin G. Peterson

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends the Utah Emergency Medical Services System Act to prohibit
             11      ambulance and paramedic providers from charging fees for H. [ responding to a call ]
             11a      transporting a patient .H when
             12      there is no transport of the individual.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    amends the duties of the department regarding oversight of fees established by
             16      ambulance and paramedic providers;
             17          .    prohibits charging fees for H. [ responding to a call ] transporting a patient .H
             17a      for an ambulance or paramedic
             18      services when there is no transport of the individual H. [ or other medical services
             19      provided to the individual
] .H
; and
             20          .    allows a fee to be charged for responding to a call if the geographic service area of
             21      the ambulance or paramedic provider contains a municipality with a population
             22      under 1,000.
             23      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:

             28      AMENDS:
             29          26-8a-403, as enacted by Chapter 141, Laws of Utah 1999
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 26-8a-403 is amended to read:
             33           26-8a-403. Establishment of maximum rates.
             34          (1) The department shall, after receiving recommendations under Subsection (2),
             35      establish maximum rates for ground ambulance providers and paramedic providers that are just
             36      and reasonable.
             37          (2) The committee may make recommendations to the department on the maximum
             38      rates that should be set under Subsection (1).
             39          (3) (a) The department shall prohibit ground ambulance providers and paramedic
             40      providers from charging fees for H. [ responding to a call ] transporting a patient .H
             40a      when the provider does not transport the
             41      patient H. [ or provide other medical services to the patient ] .H .
             42          (b) The provisions of Subsection (3)(a) do not apply to ambulance providers or
             43      paramedic providers in a geographic service area which contains a town as defined in
             44      Subsection 10-2-301 (2)(f).

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-22-05 12:59 PM

Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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