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2014 Statute


65-6111.Powers and duties of emergency medical services board; rules and regulations, temporary variances. (a) The emergency medical services board shall:

(1) Adopt any rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this act;

(2) review and approve the allocation and expenditure of moneys appropriated for emergency medical services;

(3) conduct hearings for all regulatory matters concerning ambulance services, attendants, instructor-coordinators, training officers and providers of training;

(4) submit a budget to the legislature for the operation of the board;

(5) develop a state plan for the delivery of emergency medical services;

(6) enter into contracts as may be necessary to carry out the duties and functions of the board under this act;

(7) review and approve all requests for state and federal funding involving emergency medical services projects in the state or delegate such duties to the administrator;

(8) approve all training programs for attendants, instructor-coordinators and training officers and prescribe certification application fees by rules and regulations;

(9) approve methods of examination for certification of attendants, training officers and instructor-coordinators and prescribe examination fees by rules and regulations;

(10) appoint a medical advisory council of not less than six members, including two board members, one of whom shall be a physician and not less than four other physicians who are active and knowledgeable in the field of emergency medical services who are not members of the board to advise and assist the board in medical standards and practices as determined by the board. The medical advisory council shall elect a chairperson from among its membership and shall meet upon the call of the chairperson; and

(11) approve providers of training by prescribing standards and requirements by rules and regulations and withdraw or modify such approval in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedures act and the rules and regulations of the board.

(b) The emergency medical services board may grant a temporary variance from an identified rule or regulation when a literal application or enforcement of the rule or regulation would result in serious hardship and the relief granted would not result in any unreasonable risk to the public interest, safety or welfare.

History: L. 1988, ch. 261, § 11; L. 1993, ch. 71, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 133, § 3; L. 2008, ch. 47, § 1; L. 2010, ch. 119, § 1; Jan. 15, 2011.