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Chapter 650

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  650.340.  911 training and standards — requirements. — 1.  The provisions of this section may be cited and shall be known as the "911 Training and Standards Act".

  2.  Initial training requirements for telecommunicator first responders who answer 911 calls that come to public safety answering points shall be as follows:

  (1)  Police telecommunicator first responder, 16 hours;

  (2)  Fire telecommunicator first responder, 16 hours;

  (3)  Emergency medical services telecommunicator first responder, 16 hours;

  (4)  Joint communication center telecommunicator first responder, 40 hours.

  3.  All persons employed as a telecommunicator first responder in this state shall be required to complete ongoing training so long as such person engages in the occupation as a telecommunicator first responder.  Such persons shall complete at least twenty-four hours of ongoing training every three years by such persons or organizations as provided in subsection 6 of this section.

  4.  Any person employed as a telecommunicator on August 28, 1999, shall not be required to complete the training requirement as provided in subsection 2 of this section.  Any person hired as a telecommunicator or a telecommunicator first responder after August 28, 1999, shall complete the training requirements as provided in subsection 2 of this section within twelve months of the date such person is employed as a telecommunicator or telecommunicator first responder.

  5.  The training requirements as provided in subsection 2 of this section shall be waived for any person who furnishes proof to the committee that such person has completed training in another state which is at least as stringent as the training requirements of subsection 2 of this section.

  6.  The board shall determine by administrative rule the persons or organizations authorized to conduct the training as required by subsection 2 of this section.

  7.  The board shall be responsible for the approval of training courses for emergency medical dispatchers.  The board shall develop necessary rules and regulations in collaboration with the state EMS medical director's advisory committee, as described in section 190.103, which may provide recommendations relating to the medical aspects of prearrival medical instructions.

  8.  A dispatch agency is required to have a memorandum of understanding with all ambulance services that it dispatches.  If a dispatch agency provides prearrival medical instructions, it is required to have a medical director whose duties include the maintenance of standards and approval of protocols or guidelines.


(L. 1999 S.B. 436, A.L. 2007 S.B. 22, A.L. 2017 S.B. 503, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1456, A.L. 2023 H.B. 402 merged with S.B. 24 merged with S.B. 186)

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