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HB 593 — Telecommunicator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

by Reps. Trabusly, McClure and others (SB 890 by Senators Burgess and Pizzo)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill amends s. 401.465, F.S., to require that all 911 public safety telecommunicators (PST) who make telephone calls and provide dispatch functions for emergency medical conditions must complete telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation (TCR) training and continuing education every two years. The bill defines TCR training and allows a public safety agency (PSA), or any other agency that receives or dispatches calls for emergency medical conditions, to enter into a reciprocal agreement with another PSA, a dedicated telephone line, or a call center to provide TCR as long as the PSA or other agency receiving the call has PSTs who are trained in TCR.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2022.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 105-0