News

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Pot Decisions Now Up to Rauner

Fresh
pot

New governor says he is not in favor of the program during campaign

in Local

Can Gays Be Converted to Straight?

gay_marriage

A bill to ban the therapy could move this year

in Local

Champaign-Urbana or Bust!

university illinois

NetScape, PayPal, Tesla have ties

in Local

Too Many Governments, Says Franks

jack franks

Mosquito abatement districts, one-building school districts add up

in Local

All Together Now: Don’t Cut Our Funding

immigration

State income tax is already down