Senate Bill 58 and The Impact on EMS: Ohio Division of EMS Update

From the Ohio Division of EMS

Senate Bill 58 and The Impact on EMS

August 23, 2010

Senate Bill 58, which includes provisions for EMS providers to withdraw blood for the purpose of evidence collection in cases involving allegations of operating watercraft or vehicles under the influence, was signed by Governor Strickland on June 18, 2010. The provisions within the Bill will become law on September 17, 2010. The EMS Board is authorized by the Bill to adopt rules addressing the withdrawal of blood by EMS.

I strongly encourage all of you to read the final version of Senate Bill 58 in its entirety, and it is posted at: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_58