NJ EMS Redesign: A2095 after Committee Amendments

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This is an update of the earlier slide show: The law was changes by the Assembly Health Committee. This includes those changes.

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NJ EMS Redesign: A2095 after Committee Amendments

  1. 1. NJ EMS Redesign Bills S818 and A2095
  2. 2. What’s New? <ul><li>New definitions for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Life Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMCAB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Responder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMS Personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMSC: Coordinator, Advisory Council, Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Care Facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-facility Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9-1-1 Call </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paramedic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Trauma Center </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Side by Side Comparison <ul><li>Current Law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ALS limited to “pre-hospital, inter-hospital, and emergency service” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defines “inter-hospital care” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ MICP” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Prehospital care” is ALS EMS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposed Law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ALS defined by level of care, not place of care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deletes definition because it was never used in law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Paramedic” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Prehospital care” is all levels of care before & during transportation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What’s New? <ul><li>Licensure: ( Is it Only Semantics?) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medics and EMTs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambulances and facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Responders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current list on DHSS website </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Medical Examiners or Consumer Affairs? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s New? <ul><li>ALS Medical Command </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standing Orders permitted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New regs for MICU program licensure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revocation for programs not in compliance </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What’s New? <ul><li>Criminal Records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regs within 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Only a licensed agency may operate an ambulance service (pre-hospital or interfacility) </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s New? <ul><li>Expanded prohibition on false advertising to BLS </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded impersonation of MICP to EMT and EMR </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded immunity provision to BLS clinicians, employees, agencies. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s New? <ul><li>OEMS is lead state agency for EMS, including 9-1-1 dispatch of EMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… shall have as its basic purpose to ensure the continuous and timely Statewide availability and dispatch of basic life support and advanced life support…” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What’s New? <ul><li>State EMS Medical Director </li></ul><ul><li>EMCAB </li></ul>
  10. 10. What’s New? <ul><li>Data Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum standards to be established </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education, response times, EMS agencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dispatch agencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Commissioner’s Annual Report </li></ul>
  11. 11. EMS for Children <ul><li>Added 10 members </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner appoints (not Gov.) </li></ul><ul><li>Added trauma surgeon, GP pediatrician </li></ul><ul><li>Added injury prevention specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Took EMT off </li></ul><ul><li>Added school nurse </li></ul><ul><li>Added MTANJ appointee </li></ul><ul><li>Added more gov’t representatives </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mutual Aid <ul><li>Removed the term “volunteer” and expanded the permission to any BLS service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In other words, you are still an employee or volunteer of your own agency when you do a mutual aid call in another town. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Towns can have mutual aid even if they do not have volunteers </li></ul>
  13. 13. What’s New? <ul><li>EMS Task Force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislature charges commissioner to establish the EMS Task Force (that we already have) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Highway Traffic Safety Act: Side by Side Comparison <ul><li>Current Law </li></ul><ul><li>The Governor shall adopt training programs, guidelines, and standards for members of nonvolunteer first aid, rescue, and ambulance squads providing emergency medical service programs </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Law </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner of Health and Senior Services shall adopt training programs, guidelines, and standards for members of basic life support service first aid, rescue, and ambulance squads and agencies providing emergency medical service programs or pre-hospital or inter-facility care as defined in NJSA 26:2K-7 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Highway Traffic Safety Act: Side by Side Comparison <ul><li>Current Law </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety Program includes only NJSFAC training program </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Law </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety Program includes all training for EMRs, EMTs, and medics </li></ul>
  16. 16. Highway Traffic Safety Act: Side by Side Comparison <ul><li>Current Law </li></ul><ul><li>Squad officers are responsible for training members and getting annual certification from town </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Law </li></ul><ul><li>BLS agencies and staff are subject to licensure by DHSS </li></ul><ul><li>Ambulance needs at least one EMT </li></ul><ul><li>Need a license to respond to 9-1-1 call </li></ul>
  17. 17. What’s Missing? <ul><li>New telecommunications standards </li></ul><ul><li>EMCAB specifics </li></ul>
  18. 18. This Presentation Endorsed by: New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Educator's Association
  19. 19. For More Information @keavneylaw www.linkedin.com/in/margaretkeavney www.facebook.com/margaret.a.keavney Margaret A. Keavney [email_address] 732-610-7100 www.njemslaw.com

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