Chapter 146

(House Bill 1285)

An Act to create a critical care endorsement for emergency medical technician-paramedics.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That chapter 36-4B be amended with a NEW SECTION:

A critical care endorsement is hereby created. The board shall issue the endorsement to any person who is licensed as an emergency medical technician-paramedic and:

(1) Completes the educational requirements and training, in critical care transport, approved by the board and promulgated in accordance with section 36-4B-35; or

(2) Is certified as a critical care paramedic or a flight paramedic by the International Board of Specialty Certification.

Section 2. That § 36-4B-35 be AMENDED:

36-4B-35. The board may shall adopt rules to:

(1) To establishEstablish the educational and training curriculum requirements and the examination requirements for applicants to become licensed as advanced life support personnel;

(2) To establishEstablish the procedure to be followed for the administration of the advanced life support program designating and designate the responsibilities of the Department of Healthdepartment and the board;

(3) To regulateRegulate the professional conduct of licensees; and

(4) Establish the educational and training requirements and conditions for issuance of a critical care endorsement, as provided for in section 1 of this Act.

Signed March 9, 2022

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.