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Bill Detail: SB21-156

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Title Nurse Intake Of 911 Calls Grant Program
Status Governor Signed (06/18/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Telecommunications & Information Technology
House Sponsors K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Garcia (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/01/2021
Summary

The bill requires the division of homeland security and emergency
management in the department of public safety (division), on or before
January 1, 2022, to implement a pilot grant program (program) to help

finance the use of nurse intake of 911 calls, which involves nurses
assisting with 911 dispatch for the purpose of diverting nonurgent 911
calls to medical care that does not require ambulance service or treatment
in an emergency room. The division, after reviewing applications, shall
designate 4 public safety answering points to participate in the program,
one of which is located in a county with 60,000 or more residents and 3
of which are located in a county or counties with fewer than 60,000
residents. To participate in the program, the designated public safety
answering points must each enter into a contract with an entity that can
provide nurses who are trained and equipped to provide nurse intake of
911 calls.
On or before June 1, 2023, the division shall report to the judiciary
committees in the senate and the house of representatives or their
successor committees on the program.

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