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EMTs May Fix Worker Shortage at Maine Hospitals

More EMTs may start working in Maine's rural hospitals soon. (Photo/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

AUGUSTA, Maine – A state legislative committee has approved a plan to help rural Maine hospitals hire more emergency medical technicians.

The Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee approved the proposal yesterday, the Associated Press reports.

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Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson said the move will help fill gaps in the state’s health care worker shortage.

The full Maine Legislature still needs to vote on the proposal.