Indiana House Approves EMT Jobs Bill for Veterans

SB 290 gives EMS Commission ability to help vets with prior medical training


 
 

Plus Media Solutions | | Wednesday, March 13, 2013


The House of Representatives recently approved a proposal authored by State Senator Lindel Hume (D-Princeton) that would allow veterans to become certified as emergency medical providers if they have previous medical training.

“I am very pleased to see the General Assembly supporting the passage of this jobs bill,” Sen. Hume said. “This is a common sense approach toward tackling the high unemployment rate among returning servicemen and women.”

Senate Bill (SB) 290 is a top priority for the Indiana Senate Democrats this session. The bill would give the Indiana Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commission the ability to issue licenses to military service applicants who have prior training in medical service fields and who pass testing requirements.

In addition, veterans who need to complete additional training could be issued temporary licenses by the commission.

After unanimously passing out of the House of Representatives by a vote of 95-0, SB 290 will now move to the governor for his signature.

Sen. Hume represents Indiana Senate District 48 which includes all or portions of Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Spencer and Warrick Counties.



Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, veterans, employment

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

NAEMT: Transforming EMS

A look inside at the Mobile Healthcare Paramedic system.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Austin-Travis County Community Health Paramedic Program

Overview of program provides operation and referral details.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Flight Paramedic’s Perfect Weekend

Carilion Lifeguard Flight Paramedic shares what would make his perfect weekend.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Honolulu EMS Pilot Program

New program tests change in shift schedule for EMTs and Paramedics.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Numerous Rescues during Arizona Flooding

Severe flooding across the region prompted several rescues.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Colorado Hiker Rescue

Injured hiker spent three hours in a crevice.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Airlift at Swiss Train Derailment

Helicopters used to help reach the injured.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >