PARAMEDIC LICENSING REQUIREMENTS                                           H.B. 6086:

                                                                                         SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                         REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










House Bill 6086 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor:  Representative Jeff Yaroch

House Committee:  Workforce, Trades, and Talent

Senate Committee:  Health Policy and Human Services




The bill would amend the Public Health Code to do the following:


 --   Modify provisions governing the licensing of paramedics.

 --   Modify the definition of "examination".

 --   Require an education program sponsor that was not accredited to inform an individual that the education program sponsor was not accredited before offering an education program to the individual seeking to become licensed as a paramedic.


MCL 333.20904 et al.                             Legislative Analyst:  Stephen P. Jackson




The bill would have a negative fiscal impact on the DHHS resulting from the requirement that the Department develop or prescribe a paramedic certification examination other than that examination developed by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The bill would have no fiscal impact on local units of government.


The DHHS indicates that the cost to establish an examination program would be $2.0 million, while annual costs would be $1.6 million and an additional 15.0 FTES. The cost to develop, implement, and maintain a paramedic certification examination would be offset by a fee charged to take the examination. The bill would limit the DHHS from charging a fee greater than the one charged by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, which currently is set at $152.


Date Completed:  12-6-22                                  Fiscal Analyst:  Ellyn Ackerman

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.