Sunday, June 24, 2018
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William’s Patient Safety Bill Clears Another Hurdle

State Representative Ryan William’s bill to improve safety for patients has cleared the Calendar and Rules Committee.

Williams said the bill enhances transparency in the licensing process for emergency medical personnel by requiring them to notify the EMS Board of all past convictions and any pending charges within 10 business days of their occurrence.

“The director of the emergency room at my local hospital, Doctor Sullivan Smith, informed us that there is a possibility someone who could be given a citation for reckless driving multiple times and actually be driving an ambulance,” Williams said. “Any charges that were brought against them, until they were convicted, the licensure board would not know about it.”

That bill will be voted on by the full house on March 8th.