Ill. task force looked at rural emergency medicine
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois House task
force has made recommendations for improving emergency medical services in
rural areas of the state.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, Republican state Rep.
Don Moffitt of Gilson and Democratic state Rep. Lisa Dugan of Bradley announced
the recommendations on Tuesday in Springfield.
The recommendations come after 17 hearings of the Illinois House's Emergency
Medical Services Task Force.
The task force recommended allowing emergency medical providers to
complete more training online. It also recommended simplifying ambulance
Simon says the recommendations are important because residents in some
areas of rural Illinois
have to travel up to 30 miles or more to reach appropriate hospitals.