SB16-069 - Community Paramedicine Regulation

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Measures To Provide Community-Based Out-Of-Hospital Medical Services.

Community paramedics are certified emergency medical service providers who provide community-based, out-of-hospital medical services to medically underserved and medically served, yet vulnerable, populations. Under current law, community paramedics and community paramedicine agencies are not subject to regulation by any state agency.

Section 1 of the bill defines the terms "community paramedic" and "community paramedicine". Section 2 authorizes the executive director of the Colorado department of public health and environment (department) to adopt rules for the endorsement of emergency medical service providers as community paramedics.

Part 11 in section 3 authorizes a licensed ambulance service, fire department, or fire protection district to establish a community outreach and health education program in its community. The emergency medical and trauma services advisory council (council) may establish guidelines for the development and implementation of such programs. Part 11 also requires a program operator to report annually to the council on the progress of the program.

Part 12 in section 3 authorizes the department to issue licenses to community paramedicine agencies and authorizes the state board of health to promulgate rules concerning the minimum standards for operating a community paramedicine agency. Part 12 also creates the community paramedicine agencies cash fund.

Latest update: June 8, 2016
06/08/2016 Governor Signed
05/20/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/20/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/11/2016 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/10/2016 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/09/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/09/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/06/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
05/02/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
05/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
05/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/29/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/04/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/28/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services