Nebraska Revised Statute 38-1203
The Legislature finds:
(1) That out-of-hospital emergency medical care is a primary and essential health care service and that the presence of an adequately equipped ambulance and trained out-of-hospital emergency care providers may be the difference between life and death or permanent disability to those persons in Nebraska making use of such services in an emergency;
(2) That effective delivery of out-of-hospital emergency medical care may be assisted by a program of training and licensure of out-of-hospital emergency care providers and licensure of emergency medical services in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the board;
(3) That the Emergency Medical Services Practice Act is essential to aid in advancing the quality of care being provided by out-of-hospital emergency care providers and by emergency medical services and the provision of effective, practical, and economical delivery of out-of-hospital emergency medical care in the State of Nebraska;
(4) That the services to be delivered by out-of-hospital emergency care providers are complex and demanding and that training and other requirements appropriate for delivery of the services must be constantly reviewed and updated; and
(5) That the enactment of a regulatory system that can respond to changing needs of patients and out-of-hospital emergency care providers and emergency medical services is in the best interests of the citizens of Nebraska.
- Laws 1997, LB 138, § 3;
- R.S.1943, (2003), § 71-5174;
- Laws 2007, LB463, § 487.