Current law gives oversight of first responders to the department of public safety. The bill changes the name of first responders to emergency medical responders and creates a registration program for the emergency medical responders in the department of public health and environment (department). The bill requires the department to administer the registration program beginning July 1, 2017, and authorizes the department to promulgate rules to administer the program. The department is authorized to grant a provisional registration certification for up to 90 days prior to an applicant receiving registration. The department is also authorized to promulgate rules concerning the recognition of training programs and continued competency requirements for emergency medical responders. The department is authorized to investigate complaints against emergency medical responders and to take disciplinary action against emergency medical responders.