TEMP. LICENSES; EXTEND VALIDITY H.B. 4613 (S-1) & 4614:

SUMMARY OF BILL

REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4613 (Substitute S-1 as reported)

House Bill 4614 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor: Representative David Prestin (H.B. 4613)

Representative John Fitzgerald (H.B. 4614)

House Committee: Regulatory Reform

Senate Committee: Veterans and Emergency Services

 


CONTENT

 

House Bill 4613 (S-1) would amend Part 209 (Emergency Medical Services) of the Public Health Code to extend, from 120 days to one year, the length of time that a nonrenewable temporary license for an individual acting as a medical first responder, emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician specialist, or paramedic was valid.

 

House Bill 4614 would amend Part 209 of the Public Health Code to transfer existing requirements concerning the direct supervision of temporarily-licensed emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technician specialists, and paramedics from Section 20952 of the Public Health Code to proposed Section 20952a.

 

MCL 333.20952 (H.B. 4613)

Proposed MCL 333.20952a (H.B. 4614)

 

BRIEF RATIONALE

 

Currently, the emergency medical service (EMS) sector is experiencing a staffing shortage. According to testimony, the existing 120-day temporary license for EMS candidates does not give enough time for many individuals to finish their studies and obtain permanent licensure. Extending the temporary license length to one year would give EMS employers a better opportunity for their investment in a candidate to pay off. Accordingly, it has been suggested that the temporary license for EMS candidates be extended to one year.

 

Legislative Analyst: Alex Krabill

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

 

Date Completed: 6-13-24 Fiscal Analyst: Nathan Leaman

 

 

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.