2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Conference Report)

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Allocate Portion of $4.25 for Life Funds for EMS Technician Testing (language only)

Item 290 #1c

Item 290 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 215, after line 40, insert:
"F.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, funds from the $0.25 of the $4.25 for Life fee shall be provided for the payment of the initial basic level emergency medical services certification examination provided by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).  The Board of Health shall determine an allocation methodology upon recommendation by the State EMS Advisory Board to ensure that funds are available for the payment of initial NREMT testing and distributed to those individuals seeking certification as an Emergency Medical Services provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia."

(This language amendment requires that funds from $0.25 of the current $4.25 for Life fee be used for the payment of the initial basic level EMS certification examination that must be completed by EMS providers. This amendment is consistent with current law that requires that $0.25 of the $4.25 fee be used to pay for the costs associated with the certification and recertification training of emergency medical services personnel.)