Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated Mississippi Code. Title 41. Public Health. Chapter 59. Emergency Medical Services. General Provisions. § 41-59-35. Duration of EMT certificate; unauthorized use of title; transport of injured police dog; penalties

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Primary Citation:  Miss. Code Ann. § 41-59-35 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2019 Alternate Citation:  MS ST § 41-59-35 Date Adopted:  2018
Summary: This law covers certification of emergency medical technicians. In 2018, the law was amended to allow an EMT, EMT-A, EMR, or Paramedic to transport a police dog injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic, hospital emergency department or similar facility if there are no persons requiring medical attention or transport at that time. Under this subsection, “police dog” means a dog owned or used by a law enforcement department or agency in the course of the department or agency's work, including a search and rescue dog, service dog, accelerant detection canine, or other dog that is in use by a county, municipal, or state law enforcement agency.

(1) An emergency medical technician certificate so issued shall be valid for a period not exceeding two (2) years from the date of issuance and may be renewed upon payment of a renewal fee to be fixed by the board, which shall be paid to the board, provided that the holder meets the qualifications set forth in this Chapter 59 and Chapter 60 and rules and regulations promulgated by the board. Any increase in the fee charged by the board under this subsection shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 41-3-65.

(2) The board is authorized to suspend or revoke a certificate so issued at any time it is determined that the holder no longer meets the prescribed qualifications.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or association to, in any manner, represent himself, herself or itself as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Emergency Medical Technician- Advanced, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Critical Care, or Emergency Medical Services Driver, or use in connection with his or its name the words or letters of EMT, emt, paramedic, critical care paramedic, or any other letters, words, abbreviations or insignia which would indicate or imply that he, she or it is an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Emergency Medical Technician- Advanced, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Critical Care, or Emergency Medical Services Driver, unless certified in accordance with Chapters 59 and 60 of this title and in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the board; or a person who has a privilege to practice under the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact.1 It shall be unlawful to employ an uncertified Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Emergency Medical Technician- Advanced, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Critical Care to provide basic or advanced life-support services.

(4) An EMT, EMT-A, EMR, or Paramedic may transport a police dog injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic, hospital emergency department or similar facility if there are no persons requiring medical attention or transport at that time. For the purposes of this subsection, “police dog” means a dog owned or used by a law enforcement department or agency in the course of the department or agency's work, including a search and rescue dog, service dog, accelerant detection canine, or other dog that is in use by a county, municipal, or state law enforcement agency.

(5) Any Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Emergency Medical Technician- Advanced, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Critical Care, or Emergency Medical Services Driver who violates or fails to comply with these statutes or the rules and regulations promulgated by the board under these statutes shall be subject, after due notice and hearing, to an administrative fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

Credits

Laws 1974, Ch. 507, § 8(4), (5); Laws 1979, Ch. 445, § 5; Laws 1982, Ch. 345, § 5; Laws 1991, Ch. 606, § 7, eff. July 1, 1991; Laws 2001, Ch. 542, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001. Amended by Laws 2013, Ch. 311 (S.B. 2202), § 2, eff. July 1, 2013; Laws 2016, Ch. 510 (H.B. 289), § 13, eff. July 1, 2016; Laws 2017, Ch. 371 (S.B. 2828), § 6, eff. July 1, 2017; Laws 2018, Ch. 319 (S.B. 2091), § 1, eff. July 1, 2018; Laws 2018, Ch. 392 (H.B. 1182), § 1, eff. July 1, 2018.

Editors' Notes

REPEAL

<This section is repealed by the terms of Laws 2016, Ch. 510 (H.B. 289), § 65, on July 1, 2020.>

 

Footnotes

1 Laws 2017, Ch. 371 (S.B. 2828), § 1.

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