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 Thursday, Jan 19 
What happens to EMS when Trump, Congress repeal Obamacare? (EMS1)
Dramatic changes for EMS reimbursement are destined to happen regardless of the Republican repeal or replacement efforts targeting the Affordable Care Act.

 Thursday, Jan 19 
Are you ready for paramedic school? (EMS1)
Five questions EMTs should ask themselves before advancing their certification.

 Wednesday, Jan 18 
Executive Director: Barren-Metcalfe County Ambulance Service, Glasgow (Barren) KY

 Tuesday, Jan 17 
Louisville street closure near downtown hospitals Saturday
Brook Street between Gray and Chestnut will be closed on Saturday, January 21, from 07:00 until 19:00 hrs while Norton Hospital replaces signage.

 Tuesday, Jan 17 
Why shift work is unhealthy and dangerous (EMS1)
Review from The BMJ confirms what many paramedics, firefighters and police officers already know about shift work and its effect on sleep.

 Tuesday, Jan 17 
EMS impact of the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) form (KBEMS)
Where we are in the implementation process of the MOST form in Kentucky.

 Tuesday, Jan 17 
Ransomware leads the way in 2017ís predicted rise in health data theft (HIT Consultant)
Personal health information is 50 times more valuable on the black market than financial information.

 Tuesday, Jan 17 
Already troubled, rural hospitals brace for effects of Obamacare repeal (CNN)
The Affordable Care Act threw a number of life-savers to vital but financially troubled rural hospitals. And its full repeal could signal their death knell.

 Monday, Jan 16 
ZOLL 2017 EMT Scholarship Program open for applicants (EMS World)
Scholarship Program awards medical education grants to up to 12 EMTs working toward paramedic certification.

 Monday, Jan 16 
Junction City renews airlift contract with AirEvac (Advocate Messenger)
The Junction City Council renewed their contract with AirEvac Thursday night during the first council meeting of the year.

 Saturday, Jan 14 
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security acepting grant applications (SurfKY)
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security announced Thursday they will accept applications for the federally-funded 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program through Feb. 17.

 Friday, Jan 13 
NEMSMA expands EMS officer credentialing program (EMS1)
The association has also created preparation courses for individuals to help them understand the format and style of the examinations.

 Friday, Jan 13 
Homeland Security Grant Program Resources (Kentucky Office of Homeland Security)
Kentucky uses a competitive grant application for local agencies to submit proposed projects.

 Friday, Jan 13 
New Oldham County EMS headquarters could improve response times (WDRB)
The new Oldham County EMS headquarters puts the station closer to the majority of the population in Oldham County.

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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2017 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session is a "short" session limited to 30 days that began with Part 1 on January 3. A break began January 8 and Part 2 will convene on February 7. Feb. 9 will be the last day for new bill requests. Feb. 16 will be the last day for new Senate bills and Feb. 17 will be the last day for new House bills. The legislature will not meet during the Veto Period of March 16 through March 27. The session is scheduled to end on March 30. The schedule may change.
†† Read How a Bill Becomes Law to learn how a bill goes through the Legislative process, including how it can be changed and passed without any public knowledge.
Bills of interest to EMS:
  • Board of EMS, transfer to Public Protection Cabinet - SB 98: Jan 05 - introduced in Senate; 1st reading. Jan 07 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S).
  • Hate crime, offense against emergency medical services personnel as a result of - HB 14: Jul 06 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 03 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Medical review panel, utilization in health care provider litigation - SB 4: Jan 03 - introduced in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Health & Welfare (S). Jan 04 - taken from Health & Welfare (S); 2nd reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S); floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5-title) (6) (7) (8) (9) and (10) filed. Jan 05 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 5, 2017; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5-title) (6) (7) (8) (9) and (10) ruled out of order; passed 23-13 with Committee Substitute (1); floor amendments (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)) (17) (18) and (19) filed to Committee Substitute; floor amendments (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) and (19) ruled out of order; received in House; to Health and Family Services (H); taken from Health and Family Services (H); 1st reading; returned to Health and Family Services (H) Jan 06 - floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7-title) (8) (9) and (10) filed.

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