VA SB1226 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-11 - Assigned Education sub: Health
Pending: Senate Education: Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Community paramedics. Requires the State Board of Health to adopt regulations governing the practice of community paramedics. The bill requires an applicant for licensure as a community paramedic to submit evidence that the applicant (i) is currently certified as an emergency medical services provider and has been certified for at least three years, (ii) has successfully completed a community paramedic training program that is approved by the Board or accredited by a Board-approved national accreditation organization and that includes clinical experience provided under the supervision of a physician or EMS agency, and (iii) has obtained Community Paramedic Certification from the International Board of Specialty Certification. The bill requires a community paramedic to practice in accordance with protocols and supervisory standards established by an operational medical director and to provide services only as directed by a patient care plan developed by the patient's physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant and approved by the community paramedic's supervising operational medical director.

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Community paramedics; State Board of Health to adopt regulations governing practice.



2019-01-11SenateAssigned Education sub: Health
2019-01-04SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2019-01-04SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100120D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
321111.1(n/a)See Bill Text
321111.5:2(n/a)See Bill Text
321162.8(n/a)See Bill Text
321325(n/a)See Bill Text

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