HB 2020

84(R) - 2015
House Public Health
House Public Health
Health & Human Services

Companion Bill

SB 1899

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive


Armando Martinez

Bill Caption

Relating to the scope of duties of an emergency medical technician-paramedic and a licensed paramedic.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

The bill would amend Chapter 773 of the Health and Safety Code by expanding the settings in which emergency medical technician-paramedics and licensed paramedics can provide health care services under the authority of a licensed physician.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Currently, paramedics are underutilized in hospitals and urgent care facilities. The purpose of HB 2020 is to give hospitals and urgent care facilities the option of allowing paramedics to perform certain advanced life support procedures in emergency rooms and urgent care clinics if approved by the physician and the facility. We support HB 2020 because it promotes our limited government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility principles. We also supported the Senate companion, SB 1899.