SECTION 1. Section 2 of Chapter 111C, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end of subsection (3), the following new clause:-
(iii) All 911 telecommunicators that provide dispatch for emergency medical conditions, shall be required to be trained, utilizing the most current nationally recognized emergency cardiovascular care guidelines, in high-quality Telephone-CPR. The instruction shall incorporate recognition protocols for out of hospital cardiac arrest, compression-only CPR instructions for callers, and continuous education.
SECTION 2. Section 18B of chapter 6A is hereby amended by adding, at the end of subsection (g), the following new sentence:-
“The commission shall establish a procedure for monitoring adherence by identified telecommunicators and the governing bodies of identified telecommunicators to the requirements set forth in above sub-section and may adjust state grant or shared revenue amounts based on failure to comply with the requirements of this section.”;
And further, in line 27, by striking the number “11” and replacing with the number:- “13”;
And further, in line 42, after the phrase “Massachusetts Ambulance Association,” the following new language:-
“1 of whom shall be a physician with a specialty in emergency medicine, 1 of whom shall have expertise in regional EMS,”
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public health shall include sudden cardiac arrest as a reportable disease.
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