SB 58 - Blood Draws by EMTs for Evidence Collection
Senate Bill 58 will become law on September 16, 2010. The bill will allow an EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic to withdraw blood for evidence collection when done so in accordance with the law and the rules established by the EMS Board.
An open forum was held on Wednesday August 18 prior to the EMS Board meeting. It included an overview of SB 58, medical concerns, and chain of custody considerations.
Senate Bill 58 and the Impact on EMS by Carol A. Cunningham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, State of Ohio Medical Director