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 Monday, Feb 8 
Clinical Coordinator: Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), Louisville (Jefferson) KY

 Saturday, Feb 6 
10 components of the life support chain for patient survival (EMS1)
Effective prehospital care restores or maintains adequate oxygenation, perfusion and cellular environment which saves cells, organs and lives.

 Friday, Feb 5 
Prove It: Oxygen therapy improves outcomes following AMI (EMS1)
Recent study suggests it may be safe to withhold oxygen from normoxic patients who are suffering from AMI.

 Thursday, Feb 4 
Madison Co EMS breaks ground on new facility (EMS World)
The new structure will cost about $2.28 million.

 Thursday, Feb 4 
Should medics intubate out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients? (EMS1)
Explore research findings about the impact of intubation on OOHCA arrest survival and the patient's neurological status at discharge.

 Wednesday, Feb 3 
5 things civilians need to know about EMS (EMS1)
We are regularly reminded that the communities we serve know little about EMS costs, challenges and services provided.

 Tuesday, Feb 2 
Passport partnership to create Medicaid Center of Excellence (WLKY)
Louisville-based Passport Health Plan is partnering with Virginia-based Evolent Health to create the Medicaid Center of Excellence.

 Tuesday, Feb 2 
White House petition asks for national EMS minimum wage (EMS1)
The petitioners ask the Obama Administration to establish a minimum wage of $15/hour for EMTs and $20/hour for paramedics.

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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2016 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session is a “long” session limited to 60 days that began on January 5. The last day for bill requests is February 19. The last day for new House Bills is February 29 and the last day for new Senate Bills is March 2. The legislature plans to meet March 25 and March 28 for concurrence only and return April 11 and 12 after the veto period expires.
   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:
  • 911 fees, collection of by local governments - HB 214: Jan 11 - introduced in House. Jan 12 - to Local Government (H). Feb 05 - posted in committee.
  • Board of Emergency Medical Services, requirements concerning cost of air ambulance services - HB 273: Jan 19 - introduced in House. Jan 20 - to Banking & Insurance (H). Jan 21 - posted in committee. Jan 27 - floor amendment (1) and (2-title) filed.
  • County jail restricted fund, establishment and funding - SB 30: Jan 06 - introduced in Senate. Jan 07 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S).
  • CPR training in high school, requirement for - HB 289: Jan 21 - introduced in House. Jan 25 - to Education (H).
  • CPR training in high school, requirement for - SB 33: Jan 06 - introduced in Senate. Jan 07 - to Health & Welfare (S). Jan 13 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute. Jan 14 - 2nd reading, to Rules. Jan 27 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 28. Jan 28 - 3rd reading, passed 32-6 with Committee Substitute (1); received in House. Feb 01 - to Education (H).
  • Emergency response medications, child-care - HB 123: Dec 10 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 05 - introduced in House; to Health & Welfare (H).
  • Epinephrine auto-injectors, storage and use in child-care centers - HB 148: Dec 11 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 05 - introduced in House; to Health & Welfare (H). Jan 15 - posted in committee. Feb 04 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1). Feb 05 - 2nd reading, to Rules. .
  • Medical malpractice mediator, utilization prior to health care provider litigation - HB 344: Feb 05 - introduced in House.
  • Medical review panel, utilization in health care provider litigation - SB 6: Jan 06 - introduced in Senate. Jan 07 - to Health & Welfare (S). Jan 27 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1). Jan 28 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6-title) (7) (8) (9) (10) filed to Bill, floor amendments (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16)(17) (18) (19) filed to Committee Substitute.
  • Providers, in-the-line-of-duty death and educational benefits, eligibility for - HB 54: Sep 29 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 05 - introduced in House; to Local Government (H). Jan 19 - posting waived. Jan 27 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1). Jan 28 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 29. Jan 29 - 3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitutes (1) floor amendments (1) and (2-title). Feb 01 - received in Senate. Feb 03 - to State & Local Government (S).
  • Providers, in-the-line-of-duty death benefits, eligibility for - SB 43: Jan 06 - introduced in Senate. Jan 07 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S).

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