Florida League of Cities

Telecommunicator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Watch) – PASSED 

HB 593 (Trabulsy) requires an employee of a public safety agency who answers emergency medical service calls to provide direct telephonic assistance in administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation or transfer calls to a dedicated telephone line, call center or other public safety agency with which the transferring public safety agency has a reciprocal agreement. The bill also requires all 911 public safety telecommunicators who take telephone calls and provide dispatch functions for emergency medical conditions to complete telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and continuing education as deemed appropriate by the Department of Health. HB 593 passed the House (105-0) and the Senate (39-0) and is now awaiting action by the Governor. (Taggart)