H.R.1117 - Air Ambulance Patient Safety, Protection, and Coordination Act

To recognize and clarify the authority of the States to regulate the medical aspects of intrastate air ambulance services pursuant to their authority over health care services, patient safety and protection, emergency medical care, the quality and coordination of medical care, and the practice of medicine within their jurisdictions. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To recognize and clarify the authority of the States to regulate the medical aspects of intrastate air ambulance services pursuant to their authority over health care services, patient safety and protection, emergency medical care, the quality and coordination of medical care, and the practice of medicine within their jurisdictions. as introduced.
  • Short: Air Ambulance Patient Safety, Protection, and Coordination Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Air Ambulance Patient Safety, Protection, and Coordination Act - Authorizes states to regulate medical aspects of intrastate air ambulance services with respect to: (1) the quality of emergency medical care provided to patients by air ambulances; (2) the availability of air ambulance servic

Official Summary

Air Ambulance Patient Safety, Protection, and Coordination Act - Authorizes states to regulate medical aspects of intrastate air ambulance services with respect to:
(1) the quality of emergency medical care provided to patients by air ambulances;
(2) the availability of air ambulance services provided to patients with emergency medical conditions;
(3) communication between emergency medical and public safety agencies and hospitals as well as the flightcrew and air ambulance medical personnel;
(4) the accessibility of emergency medical care provided by air ambulances and the incorporation and integration of air ambulance services into state emergency medical services systems;
(5) the acceptability of air ambulance services to ensure the adequate provision by air ambulances of medically necessary emergency medical care to critically ill and injured patients; and
(6) the physical attributes of the air ambulance necessary for protection of the ambulance, ground, and emergency response personnel. Requires an air ambulance medical service provider licensed in more than one state, if the different state air ambulance medical services regulations are inconsistent, to comply with the most stringent regulation. Requires a state, if necessary, to establish regulations or negotiate mutual aid agreements with adjacent states or air ambulances to ensure access to air ambulance services across state borders.

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