RS 40:1133.1     

PART II. EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

§1133.1. Emergency medical personnel training; licensure

            A. The bureau shall promulgate rules and regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act for the following:

            (1) To define and authorize appropriate education programs based on national EMS education standards for emergency medical services practitioners. All such education programs shall meet or exceed national EMS education standards.

            (2) To specify minimum operational requirements which will ensure medical direction, supervision, and control over emergency medical services.

            (3) To specify minimum examination and continuing education requirements for all emergency medical services practitioners.

            (4) To provide for the issuance of licenses, renewals of licenses, and requirements for emergency medical services practitioners.

            (5) To establish fees for licensure and license renewal.

            B. An individual petitioning for licensure or license renewal as an emergency medical services practitioner shall submit an application to the bureau on forms provided by the bureau. The application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee.

            C. The bureau shall affirmatively provide that there is no discrimination toward any individual in the licensure process on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, sex, or age.

            D. The bureau shall ensure that Alzheimer's and dementia training are incorporated within their education programs.

NOTE: Subsection E as enacted by Acts 2020 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 31, eff. July 1, 2021.

            E.(1) The bureau shall be entitled to the criminal history record and identification files of the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information, located within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, of any person who is required to be licensed as an emergency medical personnel. Fingerprints and other identifying information of the applicant shall be submitted to the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information for qualification and registry, and the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information shall, upon request of the bureau and after receipt of such fingerprint card and other identifying information from the applicant, make available to the bureau all arrest and conviction information contained in the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information's criminal history record and identification files which pertain to the applicant for licensure. In addition, the fingerprints shall be forwarded by the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check.

            (2) In accordance with the authority provided for in this Chapter, the costs of providing the information required under this Section shall be charged by the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information, as specified in R.S. 15:587(B) to the bureau for furnishing information contained in the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information's criminal history record and identification files, including any additional cost of providing the national criminal history records check, which pertains to the applicant. The bureau may impose any or all such fees or costs on the applicant.

            Amended by Acts 1976, No. 393, §§2, 3; Acts 1977, No. 626, §1; Acts 1985, No. 750, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts 1987, No. 665, §2, eff. July 9, 1987; Acts 1997, No. 913, §2; Acts 2012, No. 789, §2, eff. June 13, 2012; Acts 2013, No. 220, §17, eff. June 11, 2013; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1232 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.; Acts 2019, No. 308, §1; Acts 2020, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 31, §1, eff. July 1, 2021.