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 Bill Status of HB2864  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EMS SYSTEMS-RURAL POPULATIONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Daniel Swanson, Chris Miller, Mark Luft, Michael T. Marron, Thomas M. Bennett, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Tony McCombie, Steven Reick, Amy Elik, Avery Bourne, Norine K. Hammond and Dave Severin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Neil Anderson - Chapin Rose)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0450

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 50/3.89 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that, in a rural population of 7,500 or fewer inhabitants, each EMS System medical director shall create an exception to the credentialing process to allow registered nurses, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses to serve as EMTs. Requires each EMS System medical director to accept documentation from an applicant detailing education from either continuing education or documented work experience and practical skill credentialing including, but not limited to, airway management, ambulance operations, extrication, telecommunications, and pre-hospital cardiac and trauma care. Requires each EMS System medical director to ensure that applicants meet EMS System requirements for credentialing and authorizing the practice in accordance with the EMS System Plan as an EMT.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that, in a rural population of 5,000 or fewer inhabitants, each EMS System Medical Director may create an exception to the credentialing process to allow registered nurses, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses to apply to serve as volunteers who perform the same work as EMTs. Requires that, as part of the volunteer recognition process, EMS Systems shall ensure that registered nurses, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses have an active license issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. This system-level recognition shall require documentation and proof of the completion of at least 20 hours of prehospital care-specific coursework approved by the Department of Public Health and 8 hours of observant riding time. Provides that each EMS System Medical Director who creates an exception to the credentialing process may require additional training or documentation and may reject a volunteer applicant for just cause. Provides that each exemption period shall be no longer than one year, after which time a volunteer applicant may apply for another exemption. Provides that each EMS System Medical Director is responsible for ensuring that volunteer applicants meet EMS System requirements for credentialing and authorizing the practice in accordance with the EMS System plan for basic life support. Provides that exceptions to the credentialing process are only allowable for volunteer EMS agencies in Illinois.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Daniel Swanson
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  3/24/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Daniel Swanson
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Daniel Swanson
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Licenses Committee; 008-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/22/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  4/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/4/2021SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities
  5/13/2021SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities; 009-000-000
  5/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2021
  5/14/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2021
  5/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 25, 2021
  5/25/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  5/27/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/27/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  8/20/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  8/20/2021HouseEffective Date January 1, 2022
  8/20/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0450

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