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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3: Community EMS programs

Section 3. The department shall evaluate and approve community EMS programs developed and operated by the primary ambulance service with the approval of the local jurisdiction and the affiliate hospital medical director to provide community outreach and assistance to residents of the local jurisdiction in order to advance injury and illness prevention within the community.

A community EMS program may work with local public health agencies or officials and identify members of the community who use the 911 system or emergency department and connect them to their primary care providers, other health care providers, low-cost medication programs, and other social services. The programs may also utilize EMS providers to provide follow-up and preventive measures including, but not limited to, fall prevention, vaccinations under the direction of local public health agencies or officials, and health screenings, including blood pressure and blood glucose checks.

All EMS provider training and activities related to the program shall be approved by the local jurisdiction and the affiliate hospital medical director. Nothing in this section shall authorize an EMS provider to perform any medical procedures outside their scope of practice.