Florida Senate - 2023                                     SB 744
       By Senator Brodeur
       10-01522-23                                            2023744__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to emergency medical services training
    3         programs; amending s. 401.2701, F.S.; revising
    4         requirements for the application form for institutions
    5         applying for program approval for the education of
    6         emergency medical technicians and paramedics;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   12  401.2701, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         401.2701 Emergency medical services training programs.—
   14         (1) Any private or public institution in Florida desiring
   15  to conduct an approved program for the education of emergency
   16  medical technicians and paramedics shall:
   17         (a) Submit a completed application on a form provided by
   18  the department, which must include:
   19         1. Evidence that the institution is in compliance with all
   20  applicable requirements of the Department of Education.
   21         2. Evidence of an affiliation agreement with a hospital
   22  that has an emergency department staffed by at least one
   23  physician and one registered nurse.
   24         2.3. Evidence of an affiliation agreement with a current
   25  emergency medical services provider that is licensed in this
   26  state. Such agreement must shall include, at a minimum, a
   27  commitment by the provider to conduct the field experience
   28  portion of the education program.
   29         3.4. Documentation verifying faculty, including:
   30         a. A medical director who is a licensed physician meeting
   31  the applicable requirements for emergency medical services
   32  medical directors as outlined in this chapter and rules of the
   33  department. The medical director shall have the duty and
   34  responsibility of certifying that graduates have successfully
   35  completed all phases of the education program and are proficient
   36  in basic or advanced life support techniques, as applicable.
   37         b. A program director responsible for the operation,
   38  organization, periodic review, administration, development, and
   39  approval of the program.
   40         4.5. Documentation verifying that the curriculum:
   41         a. Meets the most recent Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
   42  National Standard Curriculum or the National EMS Education
   43  Standards approved by the department for emergency medical
   44  technician programs and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
   45  National Standard Curriculum or the National EMS Education
   46  Standards approved by the department for paramedic programs.
   47         b. Includes 2 hours of instruction on the trauma scorecard
   48  methodologies for assessment of adult trauma patients and
   49  pediatric trauma patients as specified by the department by
   50  rule.
   51         5.6. Evidence of sufficient medical and educational
   52  equipment to meet emergency medical services training program
   53  needs.
   54         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.