38-1224. Duties and activities authorized; limitations.

(1) An out-of-hospital emergency care provider other than an emergency medical responder may not assume the duties incident to the title or practice the skills of an out-of-hospital emergency care provider unless he or she (a) is acting under the supervision of a licensed health care practitioner or under the direction of a registered nurse and (b) is employed by or serving as a member of an emergency medical service, a hospital, or a health clinic licensed by the department.

(2) An out-of-hospital emergency care provider may only practice the skills he or she is authorized to employ and which are covered by the license issued to such provider pursuant to the Emergency Medical Services Practice Act or as authorized pursuant to the EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact.

(3) For purposes of this section, licensed health care practitioner means (a) a physician medical director or physician surrogate for purposes of supervision of an out-of-hospital emergency care provider for an emergency medical service or (b) a physician, a physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse for purposes of supervision of an out-of-hospital emergency care provider for a hospital or health clinic. A registered nurse may direct an out-of-hospital emergency care provider in a hospital or health clinic.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 138, § 13; Laws 1998, LB 1073, § 147; Laws 2002, LB 1033, § 2; R.S.1943, (2003), § 71-5184; Laws 2007, LB463, § 508; Laws 2009, LB195, § 17; Laws 2018, LB1034, § 25.
Effective Date: July 19, 2018

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