TEMP. LICENSES; EXTEND VALIDITY H.B. 4613 & 4614:

SUMMARY OF HOUSE-PASSED BILL

IN COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bills 4613 and 4614 (as passed by the House)

Sponsor: Representative David Prestin (H.B. 4613)

Representative John Fitzgerald (H.B. 4614)

House Committee: Regulatory Reform

Senate Committee: Veterans and Emergency Services

 

Date Completed: 6-11-24

 


CONTENT

 

House Bill 4613 would amend Part 209 (Emergency Medical Services) of the Public Health Code to extend, from 120 days to one year, the length of time that a nonrenewable temporary license for an individual acting as a medical first responder, emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician specialist, or paramedic was valid.

 

House Bill 4614 would amend Part 209 of the Public Health Code to transfer existing requirements concerning the direct supervision of temporarily-licensed emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technician specialists, and paramedics from Section 20952 of the Public Health Code to proposed Section 20952a.

 

House Bill 4613

 

Currently, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) may grant a nonrenewable temporary license to an individual who has made proper application with the required fee for licensure as a medical first responder, emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician specialist, or paramedic and who has successfully completed all the requirements for licensure except for the LARA-prescribed examinations.[1] A temporary license is valid for 120 days from the date of an accepted application.

 

Under the bill, a temporary license would be valid for one year from the date of an accepted application.

 

The bill, together with House Bill 4614, also would transfer existing statute requiring that an individual holding a temporary license as an emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician specialist, or paramedic must practice under direct supervision of specified licensees from Section 20952 of the Code to proposed Section 20952a of the Code.

 

House Bill 4614

 

Currently, under Section 20952 of the Code, an individual holding a temporary license as an emergency medical technician must practice only under the direct supervision of an emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician specialist, or paramedic who holds a license other than a temporary license.


Additionally, an individual holding a temporary license as an emergency medical technician specialist must practice only under the direct supervision of an emergency medical technician specialist or paramedic who holds a license other than a temporary license.

 

Finally, an individual holding a temporary license as a paramedic must practice only under the direct supervision of a paramedic who holds a license other than a temporary license.

 

The bill would add the requirements listed above from Section 20952 of the Code to proposed Section 20952a of the Code.

 

MCL 333.20952 (H.B. 4613) Legislative Analyst: Alex Krabill

Proposed MCL 333.20952a (H.B. 4614)

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

 

Fiscal Analyst: Nathan Leaman

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.

 



[1] Generally, Code requires an emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician specialist, or paramedic to pass a written and practical examination proctored by LARA or LARA's designee. The fee for either examination must be paid to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or other organization approved by LARA.