8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends provisions related to the licensure of emergency medical service
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ specifically lists categories for whom the State Emergency Medical Services
15 Committee may establish initial and ongoing licensure and training requirements.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 26-8a-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2021, Chapters 208 and 237
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 26-8a-302 is amended to read:
26 26-8a-302. Licensure of emergency medical service personnel.
27 (1) To promote the availability of comprehensive emergency medical services
28 throughout the state, the committee shall establish:
29 (a) initial and ongoing licensure and training requirements for emergency medical
30 service personnel in the following categories:
31 (i) paramedic;
32 (ii) [
33 (iii) emergency medical [
34 (iv) behavioral emergency services technician; and
35 (v) advanced behavioral emergency services technician[
38 (b) a method to monitor the certification status and continuing medical education hours
39 for emergency medical dispatchers; and
40 (c) guidelines for giving credit for out-of-state training and experience.
41 (2) The department shall, based on the requirements established in Subsection (1):
42 (a) develop, conduct, and authorize training and testing for emergency medical service
44 (b) issue a license and license renewals to emergency medical service personnel other
45 than emergency medical dispatchers; and
46 (c) verify the certification of emergency medical dispatchers.
47 (3) The department shall coordinate with the Department of Human Services
48 established in Section 62A-1-102, and local mental health authorities described in Section
49 17-43-301, to develop and authorize initial and ongoing licensure and training requirements for
50 licensure as a:
51 (a) behavioral emergency services technician; and
52 (b) advanced behavioral emergency services technician.
53 (4) As provided in Section 26-8a-502, an individual issued a license or certified under
54 this section may only provide emergency medical services to the extent allowed by the license
55 or certification.
56 (5) An individual may not be issued or retain a license under this section unless the
57 individual obtains and retains background clearance under Section 26-8a-310.
58 (6) An individual may not be issued or retain a certification under this section unless
59 the individual obtains and retains background clearance in accordance with Section