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SenateBill Number: 1412Primary Sponsor: MacaulayType of Legislation: CRSubject: Emergency Medical Services WeekDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940517Computer Document Number: DKA/3427SD.94Introduced Date: 19940512Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940517Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Macaulay GieseType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 1412 Senate 19940517 Received from House 1412 House 19940516 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 1412 Senate 19940512 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO COMMEND ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN PROVIDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TO THE CITIZENS IN THIS STATE AND TO REQUEST THE GOVERNOR TO PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF MAY 15-21, 1994, AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN THEIR HONOR.
Whereas, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and
Whereas, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and
Whereas, only a third of Americans rate their households as being "very well-prepared" for a medical emergency; and
Whereas, emergency medical services providers have traditionally served as the safety net of America's health care system; and
Whereas, the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; and
Whereas, emergency medical services teams consist of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators, and others; and
Whereas, approximately two-thirds of all emergency medical services providers are volunteers; and
Whereas, the members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and
Whereas, Americans benefit daily from the knowledge and skills of these highly trained individuals; and
Whereas, it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers which will help to educate the people of South Carolina about injury prevention and how to respond to a medical emergency. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the General Assembly hereby commends all of those who are involved in providing emergency medical services to the citizens in this State and requests the Governor to proclaim the week of May 15-21, 1994, as Emergency Medical Services Week in South Carolina.