N.Y. Public Health Law Section 3018
Community-based paramedicine demonstration program


1.

The department shall establish a community paramedicine demonstration program to evaluate the role of emergency medical services personnel in the delivery of health care services in the community in non-emergent settings.

2.

For purposes of this section, “emergency medical services personnel” shall mean an emergency medical technician, or an advanced emergency medical technician as defined in this article.

3.

This program shall authorize mobile integrated and community paramedicine programs presently operating and approved by the department as of May eleventh, two thousand twenty-three, under the authority of Executive Order Number 4 of two thousand twenty-one, entitled “Declaring a Statewide Disaster Emergency Due to Healthcare staffing shortages in the State of New York” to continue in the same manner and capacity as currently approved for a period of two years following the effective date of this section.

4.

Such program shall include but not be limited to:

(a)

authorizing emergency medical services personnel to provide services within their scope of practice beyond settings currently authorized.

(b)

authorizing emergency medical service personnel to provide community paramedicine, use alternative destinations, telemedicine to facilitate treatment of persons in place, and such other services as may be approved by the commissioner.

(c)

authorizing emergency medical services personnel providing community paramedicine services, with prior approval of the department, to administer vaccinations against influenza and COVID-19 pursuant to non-patient specific orders and under the medical direction of a licensed physician.

(d)

nothing in this section shall be deemed to allow a person to provide any service for which a license, registration, certification or other authorization under title eight of the education law is required and which the person does not possess, provided that any service being excluded pursuant to this paragraph shall not include a service that is within the scope of practice for the respective emergency medical services personnel.

5.

Upon the effective date of this section, the department shall convene a stakeholder advisory panel including patient representatives, health care facilities operating or utilizing community paramedicine programs, emergency medical services providers and labor organizations representing emergency medical services personnel, and labor organizations representing nursing and other healthcare professional titles affected by the demonstration program flexibilities to advise the department to make recommendations on regulations and guidance that will:

(a)

evaluate patient safety and standards of care for community paramedicine programs participating in the demonstration program;

(b)

establish criteria setting forth permitted tasks that can be performed by each category of emergency medical services personnel;

(c)

establish minimum training and competencies required for emergency medical services personnel to provide patient care services; and

(d)

work with the department to issue such regulations and guidelines within ninety days following the assembly of the advisory panel.

6.

The department shall submit a report on the demonstration program on an annual basis to the speaker of the assembly, the temporary president of the senate, the chairs of the assembly and senate health committees, and the governor. * NB Repealed June 22, 2025

Source: Section 3018 — Community-based paramedicine demonstration program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/3018 (updated Jun. 23, 2023; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

3000
Declaration of policy and statement of purpose
3000‑A
Emergency medical treatment
3000‑B
Automated external defibrillators: Public access providers
3000‑C
Epinephrine auto-injector devices
3000‑D
Availability of resuscitation equipment in certain public places
3000‑E
Rescue inhaler treatment devices
3000‑F
Automated external defibrillator
3001
Definitions
3002
New York state emergency medical services council
3002‑A
State emergency medical advisory committee
3003
Regional emergency medical services councils
3003‑A
EMS program agencies
3003‑B
Availability of ambulance service that provides transportation by aircraft to store and distribute blood and initiate and administer bloo...
3004
Emergency medical services system and agency performance standards
3004‑A
Regional emergency medical advisory committees
3005
Ambulance service certificates
3005‑A
Staffing standards
3005‑B
Emergency medical technician five year re-certification demonstration program
3006
Quality improvement program
3006‑A
Patient privacy
3007
Notice of alternative destination
3008
Applications for determinations of public need
3009
Continuation of existing services
3010
Area of operation
3011
Powers and duties of the department and the commissioner
3012
Enforcement
3013
Immunity from liability
3014
Construction
3015
Separability
3016
Continuance of rules and regulations
3017
Emergency medical service, Suffolk county
3018
Community-based paramedicine demonstration program
3020
Recruitment and retention
3030
Advanced life support services
3031
Advanced life support system
3032
State emergency medical services task force
3033
Rules and regulations
3034
Rules and regulations

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jun. 23, 2023

§ 3018’s source at nysenate​.gov

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