HB 268: "An Act relating to the authority of an emergency medical technician at the scene of an accident or emergency; exempting certain emergency medical technicians from state wage and hour laws; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 268 01 "An Act relating to the authority of an emergency medical technician at the 02 scene of an accident or emergency; exempting certain emergency medical 03 technicians from state wage and hour laws; and providing for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 18.08 is amended by adding a new section to read: 06 Sec. 18.08.075. Authority of emergency medical technician. An emergency 07 medical technician, while providing emergency medical care or other emergency 08 medical service, has the authority to 09 (1) control and direct activities at the accident site or emergency until 10 the arrival of law enforcement personnel; 11 (2) order a person to leave a building or place in the vicinity of the 12 accident or other emergency for the purpose of protecting the person from injury; 13 (3) temporarily block a public highway, street, or private right-of-way 14 while at the scene of an accident, illness, or emergency;
01 (4) trespass upon property at or near the scene of an accident, illness, 02 or emergency at any time of day or night; 03 (5) enter a building, including a private dwelling, or premises where 04 a report of an injury or illness has taken place or where there is a reasonable cause to 05 believe an individual has been injured or is ill to render emergency medical care; and 06 (6) direct the removal or destruction of a motor vehicle or other thing 07 that the emergency medical technician determines is necessary to prevent further harm 08 to injured or ill individuals. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 23.10.055 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 10 (16) an emergency medical technician who provides emergency medical 11 services on a volunteer basis; in this paragraph, "emergency medical services" and 12 "emergency medical technician" have the meaning given in AS 18.08.090. 13 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).