Out-of-state emergency medical services providers; authorized to provide service in Commonwealth. (SB703)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Out-of-state emergency medical services providers. Authorizes an emergency medical services provider who holds a valid license or certification in a state that borders the Commonwealth to provide emergency medical services in the Commonwealth if such services are provided at a widely attended event open to the public and, due to the expected number of attendees, the anticipated need for emergency medical services at the event is beyond the capacity of local emergency medical services providers. The bill requires that notice and certain information be provided to the Commissioner of Health. The bill provides that any out-of-state emergency medical services provider who holds a license or certification in a state that has entered into an interstate compact of which the Commonwealth is a member or any other interstate agreement with the Commonwealth regarding emergency medical services providers will be governed by the provisions of such compact or agreement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102684D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB703)
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2018Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB703E
01/29/2018Printed as engrossed 18102684D-E
01/30/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB703E)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/15/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB703ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB703ER)
02/22/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/05/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 196 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0196)