HB4179 SFAT #1 Trump 2-7

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Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill 4179—A Bill to repeal §16-4C-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend the code by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-59-1, §16-59-2, §16-59-3, §16-59-4, §16-59-5, §16-59-6, §16-59-7, §16-59-8, §16-59-9, §16-59-10, §16-59-11, §16-59-12, §16-59-13, §16-59-14, and §16-59-15, all relating to enacting the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact; entering into the Compact with all jurisdictions also enacting the Compact; stating purpose of Compact; defining terms; identifying member states as home states; retaining authority of member state to require license under circumstances not covered by Compact; setting conditions for home state’s license to authorize practice in a remote state under the Compact; requiring member states to recognize licenses issued by another member state under certain conditions; setting requirements for individuals to exercise privilege to practice; setting scope of practice; making individuals practicing in remote states subject to that state’s laws; authorizing remote states to take action against individual’s privilege to practice within that state under certain circumstances; providing effect of restrictions on license on Compact privileges; setting conditions of practicing in remote state under Compact terms; defining relationship of Compact with Emergency Management Assistance Compact; setting terms and requirements for certification of veterans, certain service members, and their spouses; recognizing exclusive power of home states to impose adverse action against license issued by home state; providing consequences for Compact participation if individual’s license is subject to adverse action by home state; requiring member states to report adverse actions against licenses; authorizing states to take action against individual’s privilege to practice within that state; requiring home state EMS authority investigate and take appropriate action based on reported conduct in remote state; authorizing alternative programs in lieu of adverse action; authorizing member state’s EMS authority to issue subpoenas; authorizing member state’s EMS authority to issue certain cease and desist orders; establishing Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice; providing venue; maintaining state sovereign immunity; providing for membership; providing for voting; requiring annual meetings; requiring meetings to be public; providing exceptions; authorizing Commission prescribe bylaws and/or rules to govern conduct; granting certain powers to Commission; providing for financing for the Commission; making validity of annual assessment against state contingent upon funds being appropriated by the Legislature or otherwise being made available; providing for qualified immunity of certain persons; requiring Commission defend certain persons for actions arising out of actions occurring within the scope of duties related to the Commission; requiring Commission indemnify and hold harmless certain persons under certain circumstances; providing for development and maintenance of coordinated database and reporting system; requiring member states provide certain information to coordinated database; requiring notification by coordinated database administrator of adverse action taken against individual in member state; authorizing member state to designate information not to be shared with the public without express permission of contributing state; providing for removal of information from database when required to be expunged; authorizing rulemaking Commission; providing scope of rulemaking; providing procedures for rulemaking; authorizing emergency rulemaking by the Commission; providing that Commission rules are not binding on the State of West Virginia until they have been authorized as legislative rules; providing timeline and procedure for proposing legislative rules; authorizing emergency rulemaking; directing state government to enforce Compact and take necessary actions to effectuate its purposes and intent; directing courts take judicial notice of Compact and rules promulgated pursuant to Compact; providing procedures for the Commission to follow if member state has defaulted; authorizing member state be terminated from the Compact under certain conditions; setting terms of termination; authorizing appeal; authorizing mediation and binding dispute resolution between Commission and member state; authorizing enforcement of the Compact by the Commission; authorizing legal action; establishing venue; providing for venue in West Virginia; providing implementation date for the Compact; making any state joining after implementation subject to rules as they exist when the Compact is adopted; authorizing member state withdraw from the Compact; maintaining member state authority to enter into licensure or cooperative agreements with nonmember state; authorizing amendment of the Compact; providing for liberal construction; providing for severability of the Compact if it is found to violate constitution of member state; directing Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council review decisions of the Commission; and authorizing Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council make recommendation to Legislature for withdrawal from the Compact.