|HB2864 Enrolled||LRB102 13923 CPF 19274 b|
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems
Act is amended by adding Section 3.89 as follows:
(210 ILCS 50/3.89 new)
Rural populations; credential exception.
(a) 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. 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, including, but
to, airway management, ambulance operation, ambulance
extrication, telecommunication, prehospital
trauma care, and 8 hours of observant riding time.