Rural emergency medicine examined

SPRINGFIELD (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 licensing.