Legislature(1993 - 1994)
1994-03-09 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1994-03-09 House Journal Page 2678 HB 478 The Health, Education & Social Services Committee has considered: HOUSE BILL NO. 478 "An Act relating to the authority of mobile intensive care paramedics and emergency medical technicians to pronounce death under certain circumstances." and recommends it be replaced with: CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 478(HES) (same title) 1994-03-09 House Journal Page 2679 HB 478 The report was signed by Representative Toohey, Co-chair, with the following individual recommendations: Do pass (9): Vezey, Kott, G.Davis, Bunde, Toohey, B.Davis, Nicholia, Brice, Olberg A House Health, Education & Social Services Committee letter of intent for CSHB 478(HES), signed by Representatives Toohey and Bunde, Co-chairs, appears below: "1.CSHB 478(HES) requires additional training for EMTs: The House Health, Education and Social Services committee notes that the range of responsibilities held by emergency medical technicians in Alaska would be expanded by CS for House Bill 478(HES). This expanded responsibility will require that emergency medical technicians be well-trained in recognizing signs of death. It is therefore the intent of the House Health, Education and Social Services committee that the training of emergency medical technicians include specific instruction on the recognition of rigor mortis and of post mortem lividity. This instruction should be part of both the initial training for emergency medical technicians and the continuing education required to maintain currency of an emergency medical technician certificate. It is also the intent of the House Health, Education and Social Services committee that the department, under the authority of AS 18.08.080, amend 7 AAC 26 to include this requirement. 2.CSHB 478(HES) requires extensive notification: The House Health, Education and Social Services committee notes that the provisions of CSHB 478(HES) may affect all emergency medical technicians and mobile intensive care paramedics in the state of Alaska. It is therefore imperative that full notification take place as soon as possible after the bill becomes law. It is evident that emergency medical technicians and mobile intensive care paramedics must be notified of this new responsibility, but it is also important that all emergency physicians be notified of this change in a timely manner. 1994-03-09 House Journal Page 2680 HB 478 It is the intent of the House Health, Education and Social Services committee that, at the earliest practical opportunity after CSHB 478(HES) becomes law, the department dispatch notifications to each emergency physician in the state as well as to each emergency medical technician and mobile intensive care paramedic in the state." The following fiscal notes apply to CSHB 478(HES): Zero fiscal notes (2), Department of Health & Social Services, 3/9/94 HB 478 was referred to the Judiciary Committee.