Introduced by Rep. Joseph Bellino, Jr. (R) on November 2, 2017 To require hospitals that need to transfer a patient by ambulance to make it a "wheeled vehicle," not a helicopter, unless the latter is medically necessary for the patient. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Insurance Committee on November 2, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 30, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Donna Lasinski (D) on December 5, 2017 To remove the air ambulance provisions the bill would apply to hospitals, and instead impose similar requirements on physicians.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 5, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Lana Theis (R) on December 6, 2017 To remove a requirement that a regional "medical control authority" adopt protocols that reflect the air ambulance provisions the bill would apply to hospitals.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017