SENATE BILL 145
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE; AMENDING A SECTION OF THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT TO REQUIRE COORDINATION WITH LOCAL AND REGIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ST SEGMENT ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION TRIAGE AND TRANSPORT PLANS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 24-10B-13 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2013, Chapter 6, Section 1) is amended to read:
"24-10B-13. CERTIFICATION OF STEMI RECEIVING AND REFERRING CENTERS.--
A. As used in this section, "STEMI" means ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.
B. In accordance with department rules, the department shall certify an acute care hospital as a STEMI receiving center or STEMI referring center if that hospital has been accredited as a STEMI receiving center or STEMI referring center by the [society of cardiovascular patient care] American college of cardiology accreditation services or another nationally recognized organization that provides STEMI receiving or referring accreditation.
C. The department shall post information regarding certification on the department's [web site] website. The department shall coordinate with local and regional emergency medical services on the development and implementation of triage and transport plans for STEMI patients.
D. If a hospital loses its national accreditation as a STEMI receiving center or STEMI referring center, the secretary shall revoke the hospital's certification.
E. The secretary may adopt rules:
(1) relating to STEMI certification and revocation of certification by the department; and
(2) to assist and encourage STEMI receiving centers to enter into coordinated STEMI care agreements with STEMI referring centers and other health care facilities throughout the state to provide appropriate access to care for acute heart attack patients."
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