INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana lawmakers have reclassified 9-1-1 dispatchers as first responders.
House Enrolled Act 1198 was sponsored in the Senate by State Senator Sue Glick of Lagrange.
Glick says it ensures that 9-1-1 dispatchers receive the recognition they deserve.
The act also grants certified EMTs and licensed paramedics the authority to make on-the-scene decisions whether to transport a patient who is incoherent or lacks the capacity because of their medical condition to express their consent.
The bill passed the Senate unanimously and is headed to Governor Holcomb’s desk.
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