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Legislative session closes with little EMS impact
     The 2014 Kentucky Legislative Session came to an end last night, with little impact on EMS. (4.16.14)

FAA Final Rule creates stricter safety and equipment regulations for helicopter air ambulance operations
     These regulations implement new operational procedures and require additional equipment in response to an increase in fatal helicopter air ambulance accidents. (EMS World 4.15.14)

Drone interferes with Ohio medical helicopter landing
     A hobbyist was flying the $4,000 drone over a crash scene on Saturday morning to shoot photos and video. (EMS World 4.15.14)

KBEMS director to assist FBI through InfraGard appointment
    KBEMS Executive Director Michael E. Poynter has been appointed as a board member at large for the Kentucky InfraGard Chapter. (4.15.14)

Emergency vehicles can use bridge
     The Madison-Milton bridge is now open for emergency vehicles only. (Madison Courier 4.15.14)

From humble beginnings, Medical Center EMS grows into state-of-the-art operation
     Medical Center EMS is celebrating 40 years of service this month. (Bowling Green Daily News 4.12.14)

Governor vetoes several parts of state budget bill
     Gov. Steve Beshear vetoed several parts of the state budget bill late Friday, particularly language that he said would prevent nine of 16 proposed building projects in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. (Lexington Herald Leader 4.11.14)

FAA Final Rule creates stricter safety regulations for air medical
     New rules from the FAA will have a significant impact on helicopter air ambulance services. (Page, Wolfberg & Wirth 4.10.14)

Ky. researchers try 3-D printer to build human heart
     The finished product would be called the "bioficial heart" — a blend of natural and artificial. (EMS World 4.10.14)

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