HJ 213 Study; pediatric emergency medical services.
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Summary:
Study; Pediatric emergency medical services. Requests the State Health Department and the Virginia Hospital Association to study the ability of emergency service hospitals to provide pediatric emergency care services. The State Health Department and the Virginia Hospital Association are requested to survey the emergency care hospitals in Virginia to determine the level of care and the ability of such hospitals to adequately and appropriately serve pediatric emergency care needs. The Department and the Association shall include in the survey and their deliberations (i) the availability of pediatric emergency medical services and professionally trained specialists; (ii) the availability and accessibility of pediatric emergency rooms and child-sized medical equipment; (iii) pediatric emergency staffing needs, including nurse practitioners, emergency medical technicians, and emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, pediatricians, and other medical professionals and specialists; (iv) adequacy of staff preparation and training to meet pediatric emergency care needs; and (v) such other factors and issues which require consideration and assessment in evaluating pediatric emergency care needs in Virginia.

The Department and the Association shall provide opportunities for the participation of representatives of the Virginia Chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Emergency Physicians; the Virginia Nurses Association; and such other medical professionals and specialists as appropriate to ensure an adequate assessment of pediatric emergency medical services needs in Virginia.

Full text:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 961856280  pdf
04/01/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ213ER)  pdf

Status:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 961856280
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/25/96  House: Assigned to Rules sub-committee: 3
01/30/96  House: Reported from Rules (10-Y 0-N)
02/01/96  House: Engrossed by House
02/01/96  House: Agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/01/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/01/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/02/96  Senate: Reading waived
02/02/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/26/96  Senate: Reported from Rules
02/28/96  Senate: Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/96  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/29/96  Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
04/01/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ213ER)