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65-6119. Mobile intensive care technicians; paramedics; authorized activities. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, mobile intensive care technicians may:

(1) Perform all the authorized activities identified in K.S.A. 65-6120, 65-6121, 65-6123, 65-6144, and amendments thereto;

(2) when voice contact or a telemetered electrocardiogram is monitored by a physician, physician assistant where authorized by a physician, an advanced practice registered nurse where authorized by a physician or licensed professional nurse where authorized by a physician and direct communication is maintained, and upon order of such person may administer such medications or procedures as may be deemed necessary by a person identified in subsection (a)(2);

(3) perform, during an emergency, those activities specified in subsection (a)(2) before contacting a person identified in subsection (a)(2) when specifically authorized to perform such activities by medical protocols; and

(4) perform, during nonemergency transportation, those activities specified in this section when specifically authorized to perform such activities by medical protocols.

(b) An individual who holds a valid certificate as a mobile intensive care technician once meeting the continuing education requirements prescribed by the rules and regulations of the board, upon application for renewal, shall be deemed to hold a certificate as a paramedic under this act, and such individual shall not be required to file an original application as a paramedic for certification under this act.

(c) "Renewal" as used in subsection (b), refers to the first opportunity that a mobile intensive care technician has to apply for renewal of a certificate following the effective date of this act.

(d) Upon transition notwithstanding any other provision of law, a paramedic may:

(1) Perform all the authorized activities identified in K.S.A. 65-6120, 65-6121, 65-6144, and amendments thereto;

(2) when voice contact or a telemetered electrocardiogram is monitored by a physician, physician assistant where authorized by a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse where authorized by a physician or licensed professional nurse where authorized by a physician and direct communication is maintained, and upon order of such person, may administer such medications or procedures as may be deemed necessary by a person identified in subsection (d)(2);

(3) perform, during an emergency, those activities specified in subsection (d)(2) before contacting a person identified in subsection (d)(2) when specifically authorized to perform such activities by medical protocols; and

(4) perform, during nonemergency transportation, those activities specified in this section when specifically authorized to perform such activities by medical protocols.

History: L. 1988, ch. 261, § 19; L. 1991, ch. 203, § 2; L. 1994, ch. 154, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 133, § 5; L. 2004, ch. 117, § 10; L. 2010, ch. 119, § 3; L. 2011, ch. 114, § 60; Jan. 1, 2012.



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