Practice Settings for EMS Providers Affected Through October 1, 2022
On June 30, 2021, Governor DeWine signed HB 110 which included the following provision:
During the period beginning on the effective date of this section and ending October 1, 2022, and notwithstanding any conflicting provision of the Revised Code, a first responder, emergency medical technician-basic, emergency medical technician-intermediate, and emergency medical technician-paramedic may perform emergency medical services in any setting, including in any area of a hospital, if the services performed under the direction and supervision of one of the following:
(1) A physician;
This provision supersedes Ohio Revised Code 4765.36 Authorized services in hospital through October 1, 2022, and enables all Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers to perform emergency medical services in any setting. This includes any area of a hospital, if the services are performed under the direction and supervision of either a physician, a physician assistant designated by a physician, or an advanced practice registered nurse designated by a physician.
Thank you for your attention and continued dedication to Ohio’s EMS system and the services you provide to all patients.