2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 17, 2019 - Offered by Committee on Health.
AB427-ASA1,1,2 1An Act to renumber and amend 256.15 (6p); and to create 256.15 (6p) (a) and
2(b) of the statutes; relating to: emergency medical services programs.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, an emergency medical services practitioner may act upon
a delegation by a health care provider without violating the scope of the emergency
medical services practitioner's license. The bill adds conditions that the actions
delegated to the emergency medical services practitioner must be all of the following:
1) within the scope of the health care provider's license and competency and 2)
delegated to an emergency medical services practitioner whom the health care
provider ensures is adequately knowledgeable and trained to perform the delegated
action. Current law does not prohibit an emergency medical services program from
providing nonemergency services under a delegation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB427-ASA1,1 3Section 1. 256.15 (6p) of the statutes is renumbered 256.15 (6p) (intro.) and
4amended to read:
1256.15 (6p) Delegation from a health care provider. (intro.) An emergency
2medical services practitioner who is acting upon a delegation by a health care
3provider does not violate the actions authorized for emergency services under sub.
4(6n) for actions taken in accordance with that delegation. delegation if all of the
5following criteria are satisfied:
AB427-ASA1,2 6Section 2. 256.15 (6p) (a) and (b) of the statutes are created to read:
AB427-ASA1,2,97 256.15 (6p) (a) The health care provider delegates to the emergency medical
8services practitioner only actions that are within the scope of the health care
9provider's credential and competency.
AB427-ASA1,2,1210 (b) The health care provider ensures that the action is delegated to an
11emergency medical services practitioner who is adequately knowledgeable and
12trained to perform the delegated action.