HB1446 Establishes criteria for stretcher van operators.
Sponsor: Graham, Chuck (24) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Dolan, Jonathan (13) LR Number: 3459L.01I
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HB 1446 -- Stretcher Van Operators

Co-Sponsors:  Graham (24), Dolan

This bill establishes requirements for stretcher van operators.
The bill:

(1)  Requires any person or governmental entity to be licensed
by the Department of Health if such person or entity advertises,
engages, or proposes to engage in the transport of persons
confined to stretchers who do not need medical attention.  The
Department of Health can issue such licenses for a period of 5
years;

(2)  Requires the Department of Health to establish the
application forms for stretcher van service licenses;

(3)  Requires cities or counties to establish reasonable
standards in addition to state standards for the use of
stretcher vans.  The reasonable standards cannot eliminate or
prohibit the use of stretcher vans;

(4)  Regulations in effect prior to January 1, 2000, in Kansas
City are excluded from the first 3 requirements;

(5)  Classifies the type of transport and passengers who are
eligible for transport by stretcher van operators;

(6)  Establishes operating requirements for stretcher vans and
requires the certification of two-person crews in various areas
as stated in the bill;

(7)  Requires a stretcher van agency to provide proof of public
liability insurance as stated in the bill;

(8)  Requires the Department of Health to establish rules to
clarify a specified section of the bill if necessary;

(9)  Allows a licensed ambulance service to operate as a
stretcher van operator;

(10)  Specifies that certain funds received by licensed
ambulance services cannot be used in competition against
stretcher van operators; and

(11)  Requires all records related to the operation of stretcher
vans to be public records.

The bill also revises a provision pertaining to the State
Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services.  Representation
on the council is required to include expertise from the areas
of stretcher van operators and a statewide transportation broker.

The bill also contains a new penalty provision pertaining to
ambulance services.  If any ambulance service is found guilty,
enters a guilty plea or nolo contendere (no contest) to Medicaid
or Medicare fraud, the ambulance service is prohibited from
providing service to public entities which receive local, state,
or federal funds for a period of 5 years.


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