Ill. law improves rural EMS care through nurses
The legislation allows nurses who staff ambulances to operate at their highest level of certification, rather than the level that the ambulances they are riding in are certified for
A newly signed state law allows nurses to provide the highest possible level of care when staffing rural ambulances.
State Sen. John Sullivan, D-Rushville, and state Rep. Don Moffitt, R-Gilson, sponsored the legislation – HB 4523. It allows rural emergency medical services to operate their ambulances at the same level of certification as the nurses who staff them.
“With this legislation becoming law, the level of emergency medical services that may be provided in rural Illinois will be significantly improved. I commend Senator Sullivan for his leadership in the Senate in passing this bipartisan legislation. As a result, even more lives will be saved,” Moffitt said.
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