Paramedics and Mental Health Holds

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By Mike Barnum, MD, Mike Barnum, and MD FACEP. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Nevada is considering extending the power to initiate mental health holds to paramedics. This is an appropriate and needed change but there are very important issues involved. Everyone in the community needs to understand the effects on EMS, patients, liability and basic human rights and freedoms that this change entails.

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