SEC. 41-60-13. Promulgation of rules and regulations by state board of health.
The Mississippi State Board of Health is authorized to promulgate and enforce rules and regulations to provide for the best and most effective emergency medical care, and to comply with national standards for advanced life support. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, advanced life support personnel may be authorized to provide advanced life support services as defined by rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Health. Rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this authority shall, as a minimum:
(a) Define and authorize appropriate functions and training programs for advanced life support trainees and personnel * * *; provided, that all such training programs shall meet or exceed the performance requirements of the current training program for the emergency medical technician-paramedic, developed for the United States Department of Transportation * * *.
(b) Specify minimum operational requirements which will assure medical control over all advanced life support services.
(c) Specify minimum testing and certification requirements and provide for continuing education and periodic recertification for all advanced life support personnel.
SOURCES: Laws, 1979, ch. 488, § 2; Laws, 2001, ch. 542, § 4, SB 2209, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001