Community paramedics; State Board of Health to adopt regulations governing practice. (SB1226)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community paramedics. Requires the State Board of Health to adopt regulations governing the practice of community paramedics. The bill requires an applicant for licensure as a community paramedic to submit evidence that the applicant (i) is currently certified as an emergency medical services provider and has been certified for at least three years, (ii) has successfully completed a community paramedic training program that is approved by the Board or accredited by a Board-approved national accreditation organization and that includes clinical experience provided under the supervision of a physician or EMS agency, and (iii) has obtained Community Paramedic Certification from the International Board of Specialty Certification. The bill requires a community paramedic to practice in accordance with protocols and supervisory standards established by an operational medical director and to provide services only as directed by a patient care plan developed by the patient's physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant and approved by the community paramedic's supervising operational medical director. The bill exempts a community paramedic providing services in accordance with the provisions of the bill from licensure as a home health organization. The bill requires the State Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of medical assistance for home health services provided by a certified community paramedic exempt from licensure as a home health organization. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100120D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2019Assigned Education sub: Health
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1226)
01/24/2019Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)