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      RS 40:1133.4     


§1133.4. Powers and duties of the commission; exceptions

            A. The commission shall:

            (1) Recommend to the bureau requirements and standards of practice for individuals seeking to be certified under this Part.

            (2) Approve requirements and standards of practice submitted by the bureau for emergency medical services practitioners consistent with this Part.

            (3) Recommend continuing education requirements and standards to the bureau in accordance with criteria established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for individuals seeking to renew a license.

            (4) Conduct disciplinary hearings for emergency medical personnel and certified ambulance operators.

            (5) Request that the bureau conduct investigations as necessary.

            (6) Cause the prosecution of any individual who violates any provision of this Part.

            (7) Maintain a record of all commission proceedings.

            (8) Adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this Part in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq.

            B. Except as they relate to scope of practice or patient care issues, Paragraphs (A)(4), (5), and (6) of this Section shall not apply to anyone who is a volunteer of or employed by the state of Louisiana or another public entity, a municipal fire department, a fire protection district, or a volunteer fire department who has successfully completed an education program based on national EMS education standards and who possesses a current national certification and state license, until the commission has forwarded the nonmedical practice complaint to the local governing body and received a response with investigative results and any disciplinary disposition. In the event that the local governing body does not send a response or request for extension to the commission within sixty days after receipt of the complaint, the commission may proceed with the powers and duties as defined in Subsection A of this Section. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, in the event the commission determines by a two-thirds vote of the membership of the commission that public health and safety would be jeopardized by waiting for a response from the local governing authority, the commission shall have the right to exercise its powers and duties as provided in Subsection A of this Section without receipt of an investigative report from the local governing authority or the expiration of the sixty-day period as provided in this Subsection.

            Acts 1997, No. 913, §2; Acts 2003, No. 208, §1; Acts 2010, No. 935, §1; Acts 2012, No. 789, §2, eff. June 13, 2012; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1232.3 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.; Acts 2022, No. 644, §1.

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