36-4B-15. Medical supervision--Direct and indirect control--Hardship exemption.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, emergency medical services personnel must, through the use of direct and indirect control, be supervised by a physician licensed in accordance with chapter 36-4.

If emergency medical services personnel are affiliated with an ambulance service that has been granted a hardship exemption in accordance with chapter 36-11, the personnel must, through the use of direct and indirect control, be supervised by a:

(1)    Physician licensed in accordance with chapter 36-4;

(2)    Physician assistant licensed in accordance with chapter 36-4A; or

(3)    Nurse practitioner licensed in accordance with chapter 36-9A.

A physician, or a physician assistant or nurse practitioner if the ambulance service has been granted a hardship exemption, must oversee the practice and review the patient care reports of the emergency medical services personnel.

Source: SL 1978, ch 269, § 3; SL 2022, ch 144, § 2; SL 2024, ch 153, § 10.