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H.B. 230 Enrolled
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends provisions relating to emergency medical service vehicle operator
11 training requirements.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . provides that beginning on or after January 31, 2014, every operator of an
15 emergency medical service vehicle shall annually provide proof of the successful
16 completion of an emergency vehicle operator's course approved by the Department
17 of Health to be eligible for an emergency medical service vehicle permit;
18 . grants the Department of Health rulemaking authority to approve an emergency
19 vehicle operator's course; and
20 . makes technical corrections.
21 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 26-8a-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
28 26-8a-304, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 141
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 26-8a-105 is amended to read:
32 26-8a-105. Department powers.
33 The department shall:
34 (1) coordinate the emergency medical services within the state;
35 (2) administer this chapter and the rules established pursuant to it;
36 (3) establish a voluntary task force representing a diversity of emergency medical
37 service providers to advise the department and the committee on rules; and
38 (4) adopt rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
39 Rulemaking Act, to:
40 (a) license ambulance providers and paramedic providers;
41 (b) permit ambulances and emergency medical response vehicles, including approving
42 an emergency vehicle operator's course in accordance with Section 26-8a-304 ;
43 (c) establish application, submission, and procedural requirements for licenses,
44 designations, certificates, and permits; and
45 (d) establish and implement the programs, plans, and responsibilities as specified in
46 other sections of this chapter.
47 Section 2. Section 26-8a-304 is amended to read:
48 26-8a-304. Permits for emergency medical service vehicles.
49 (1) (a) To ensure that emergency medical service vehicles are adequately staffed, safe,
50 maintained, [
51 requirements at levels it considers appropriate in the following categories:
54 (b) The permit requirements under this Subsection (1) shall include a requirement that
55 beginning on or after January 31, 2014, every operator of an ambulance or emergency medical
56 response vehicle annually provide proof of the successful completion of an emergency vehicle
57 operator's course approved by the department for all ambulances and emergency medical
58 response vehicle operators.
59 (2) The department shall, based on the requirements established in Subsection (1),
60 issue permits to emergency medical service vehicles.
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