Paramedic Scope Bills Moving Through Legislature

The paramedic “scope of practice” bills, which would allow paramedics to perform some services in hospital emergency departments and freestanding ERs, are moving in both chambers.

HB 2020 (Rep. Mando Martinez, D-Weslaco) was voted out of the House Public Health Committee last week.  SB 1899 (Senator Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels) was considered in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee last week.

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