Open Forum SB58 – Blood Draws by EMTs for Evidence Collection

Ohio Senate Bill 58 will become law on September 16, 2010.  The bill will allow an EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic to withdraw blood for evidence collection when done so in accordance with the law and the rules established by the EMS Board.   An Open Forum will be held on Wednesday August 18 prior to the EMS Board meeting.  It will include an overview of SB 58, medical concerns, and chain of custody considerations.  A draft of the rules under development by the EMS Board will be presented and a Question and Answer session with a panel of representatives of law enforcement officers, medical personnel, and legal counsel will follow.

Wednesday, August 18, 20109:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 W. Broad StreetColumbus, Ohio 43223(Room 134)