WEST virginia legislature
2018 regular session
Senate Bill 392
By Senators Boso, Facemire, Jeffries, and Prezioso
25, 2018; Referred
to the Committee on Government Organization]
A BILL to repeal §16-4C-6c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §16-4C-5 of said code, relating to emergency medical technicians; reconfiguring the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; and making technical corrections by eliminating an archaic code section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
§16-4C-5. Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; duties; composition; appointment; meetings; compensation and expenses.
(a) The Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, heretofore created and established by former §16-4C-7 of this code, is continued for the purpose of developing, with the commissioner, standards for emergency medical service personnel and for the purpose of providing advice to the Office of Emergency Medical Services and the commissioner with respect to reviewing and making recommendations for, and providing assistance to, the establishment and maintenance of adequate emergency medical services for all portions of this state.
(b) The council shall have the duty to advise the commissioner in all matters pertaining to his or her duties and functions in relation to carrying out the purposes of this article.
(c) The council shall be composed of fifteen members appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Mountain State Emergency Medical Services Association shall submit to the Governor a list of six names of representatives from its association and a list of three names shall be submitted to the Governor of representatives of their respective organizations by the county commissioners' association of West Virginia, the West Virginia State Firemen's Association, the West Virginia Hospital Association, the West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the West Virginia Emergency Medical Services Administrators Association, the West Virginia Emergency Medical Services Coalition, the Ambulance Association of West Virginia and the state Department of Education. The Governor shall appoint from the respective lists submitted two persons who represent the Mountain State Emergency Medical Services Association, one of whom shall be a paramedic and one of whom shall be an emergency medical technician-basic; and one person from the county commissioners' association of West Virginia, the West Virginia State Firemen's Association, the West Virginia Hospital Association, the West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the West Virginia Emergency Medical Services Administrators Association, the West Virginia Emergency Medical Services Coalition, the Ambulance Association of West Virginia and the State Department of Education. In addition, the Governor shall appoint:
(1) One person to represent emergency medical service providers operating within the state;
person to represent small emergency medical service providers operating within
persons to represent the general public One person to represent
emergency medical services training officers or representatives; and
(4) Two people to represent emergency medical services supervisors or administrators.
(d) Not more than six of the members may be appointed from any one congressional district.
Each term is to be for three years and no member may serve more than four
consecutive terms. (e) (f)
The council shall choose its own chairman and meet at the call of the commissioner
at least twice a year. (f) (g)
The members of the council shall receive compensation and expense reimbursement
in an amount not to exceed the same compensation and expense reimbursement as
is paid to members of the Legislature for their interim duties as recommended
by the Citizens Legislative Compensation Commission and authorized by law for
each day or substantial portion thereof engaged in the performance of official
§16-4C-6c. Certification requirements for emergency medical technician - mining.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to reconfigure the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, and make technical corrections.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.