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January 25, 2013





HOUSE BILL No. 1111

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DIGEST OF HB 1111 (Updated January 24, 2013 10:49 am - DI 109)



Citations Affected: IC 16-31.

Synopsis: Tactical emergency medicine. Allows an individual to practice tactical emergency medicine if the individual: (1) is an emergency medical technician, an advanced emergency medical technician, or a paramedic; (2) is employed by a law enforcement agency or an emergency medical services agency to provide retrieval and field medical treatment to victims of violent confrontations; and (3) has successfully completed an accredited educational training program in tactical emergency medicine. Provides that the individual must act within the scope of the individual's training and as allowed by the supervising medical director. Requires that a law enforcement agency or an emergency medical services agency that allows a person to practice tactical medicine must be certified. Requires the emergency medical services commission to adopt emergency rules to incorporate existing policy and curriculum requirements.

Effective: Upon passage.





McNamara, Riecken, Bacon , Zent




    January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
    January 22, 2013, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    January 24, 2013, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





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January 25, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1111



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-31-3-25; (13)HB1111.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-31-3-25 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 25. (a) An individual who meets the following qualifications may operate as a tactical emergency medicine provider:
        (1) Is an emergency medical technician, an advanced emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.
        (2) Is employed by:
            (A) a law enforcement agency; or
            (B) an emergency medical services agency established by IC 16-31-5-1 that has an agreement with a law enforcement agency;
        to provide retrieval and field medical treatment to victims of violent confrontations.
        (3) Has successfully completed an accredited educational training program in tactical emergency medicine that meets the core curriculum requirements approved by the

commission. However, the commission may approve a program provided by:
            (A) a military, naval, or air service of the armed forces of the United States;
            (B) a program accredited by a federal or state governmental agency; or
            (C) a program provided by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians that is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services;
        that substantially meets the core curriculum requirements approved by the commission.
    (b) An individual who meets the requirements set forth in subsection (a) may practice emergency medicine according to the individual's scope of training and as approved by the medical director of the law enforcement agency or an emergency medical services agency supervising the individual.
    (c) A law enforcement agency or an emergency medical services agency established by IC 16-31-5-1 that has an agreement with a law enforcement agency to operate under this section must be certified as a provider organization by the commission.
    (d) The commission shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this section.
    (e) Before August 31, 2013, the commission shall adopt emergency rules in the manner provided under IC 4-22-2-37.1 to implement this section. The emergency rules must incorporate the following:
        (1) Criteria for basic and advanced life support personnel to function as tactical medical support for law enforcement agencies as adopted by the commission under IC 4-22-7-7 in nonrule policy statement EMS-02-2002 adopted on March 15, 2002.
        (2) Tactical emergency medical support core curriculum requirements approved by the commission on September 13, 2007.
This subsection expires on the earlier of the date a permanent rule to implement this section is adopted under IC 4-22-2 or June 30, 2014.

SOURCE: ; (13)HB1111.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.