Senate File 346 - Reprinted SENATE FILE 346 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO SF 227) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate March 18, 2013 ) A BILL FOR An Act establishing an emergency medical services task force. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 SF 346 (3) 85 ad/nh/jh
S.F. 346 Section 1. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TASK FORCE AND 1 REPORT. 2 1. The department of public health shall establish a task 3 force to ensure the future availability of quality emergency 4 medical services for the state. 5 2. The members of the task force shall be appointed by the 6 director of the department of public health, or the director’s 7 designee, as follows: 8 a. A manager of a rural volunteer emergency medical 9 transport service. 10 b. A manager of a rural paid emergency medical transport 11 service. 12 c. A manager of an urban emergency medical transport 13 service. 14 d. A manager of a nontransport emergency medical service. 15 e. A representative of a fire department-based emergency 16 medical service. 17 f. A representative of a hospital-based emergency medical 18 service. 19 g. A representative of a private, for-profit emergency 20 medical transport service. 21 h. A representative of a not-for-profit emergency medical 22 transport service. 23 i. A representative of the Iowa emergency medical services 24 association board of directors. 25 j. A representative of an emergency medical services 26 training agency. 27 k. An urban emergency department physician. 28 l. A rural emergency department physician. 29 m. A representative of the Iowa emergency nurses 30 association. 31 n. A representative of the Iowa alliance in home care. 32 o. A representative of an emergency medical service air 33 ambulance. 34 p. A representative of the Iowa hospital association. 35 -1- SF 346 (3) 85 ad/nh/jh 1/ 2
S.F. 346 q. A representative of the private insurance industry. 1 r. A representative of the Iowa Medicaid enterprise 2 division of the department of human services. 3 s. A representative of city government. 4 t. A representative of county government. 5 u. A representative of the nursing facility industry. 6 v. A representative of the Iowa behavioral health 7 association. 8 w. A consumer of emergency medical services. 9 x. An advanced registered nurse practitioner. 10 3. The task force shall discuss the current state of 11 emergency medical services in Iowa and make recommendations for 12 enhancement of Iowa’s emergency medical services system. The 13 recommendations shall address issues facing volunteer and paid 14 rural emergency medical services, cost projections including 15 administration costs for all recommendations, the Medicaid 16 reimbursement fee schedule for ambulance services, and the 17 nature and scope of any recommended changes in regulations 18 governing emergency medical services. 19 4. The task force shall, by April 30, 2014, submit a 20 report of its findings and recommendations to the governor, 21 the general assembly, the department of public health, and the 22 emergency medical services advisory council. The emergency 23 medical services advisory council shall review the report and 24 make recommendations related to implementation of the report’s 25 recommendations to the director of the department of public 26 health. 27 -2- SF 346 (3) 85 ad/nh/jh 2/ 2