130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 244  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 244


Representatives Gonzales, Roegner 

Cosponsors: Representatives Balderson, Bubp, Grossman, Johnson, Rosenberger, Wachtmann 



A BILL
To enact section 4765.391 of the Revised Code to permit authorized paramedics to administer immunizations for influenza to firefighters or emergency medical technicians.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 4765.391 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 4765.391. (A) The medical director or cooperating physician advisory board of each emergency medical service organization may authorize one or more emergency medical technicians-paramedic within the organization to administer immunizations for influenza to either of the following:
(1) A full-time paid firefighter, part-time paid firefighter, or volunteer firefighter;
(2) An emergency medical technician-basic, emergency medical technician-intermediate, or paramedic.
(B) The medical director or cooperating physician advisory board of each emergency medical service organization shall establish written protocols and training necessary for a paramedic to administer an immunization for influenza under this section. A paramedic administering an immunization under this section shall do so in accordance with the protocols and training.
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