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New Law to Help Rural Ambulance Crews

New Law to Help Rural Ambulance Crews

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Emergency medical technicians in Illinois can now provide advanced life support even if they’re assigned to ambulance services designated for basic levels of care. The change is part of a new law meant to improve medical care in rural areas.

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon was among its backers and says it will ensure EMTs can use all their skills to save lives. Previously, emergency responders were only permitted to provide services at their assigned ambulance level even if they had training to provide more advanced care.

Ambulance services are offered at levels ranging from basic life support to advanced life support and specialty care.

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