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Browse this listing of links to Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and Statute (ORS) and resources related to the legal authority of the EMS & Trauma Program. Resources listed here include recent changes to continuing education requirements and exhibits referenced in OAR 333-200 and OAR 333-205.

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Temporary Rules

Notice of Temporary Rulemaking for OAR chapter 333, division 265 - "Temporary Licensure for Wild Land Fire Response"

The State of Oregon is in a critical fire danger situation. Much of the state is now in extreme fire danger and red flag warnings have been issued for hot, dry, windy conditions and thunderstorms. We have already experienced wildfires this season that resulted in evacuations and threatened critical infrastructure and hundreds of structures.

The Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Teams, along with National Interagency Teams are currently deployed in Oregon. Regional compacts are also being utilized for the deployment of specific wild land fire resources to Oregon. New and existing fire threats elevate the need for immediate access to state resources including firefighting helicopters. This threat is not likely to recede in the near future.

The OHA has received a request to expedite limited license reciprocity for out of state EMS providers to assist with emergency medical needs of the staff on the fire response teams. We anticipate receiving additional requests for this EMS license recognition.
This rulemaking is effective August 21, 2015 through February 16, 2016. 
For more details, please see the following Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of the temporary rules:


Proposed Rules

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for OAR chapter 333, division 265

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division, Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement section is proposing to permanently adopt and amend administrative rules in chapter 333, division 265 relating to the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems (EMS/TS) Program. In response to the Oregon EMS for the Future Workgroup, SB 234 was passed during the 2011 Oregon legislative session requiring the EMS/TS program to amend rules in order to align EMS provider classifications with NREMT national standards. The EMS/TS program continues to update its rules to align with these national standards and is now proposing to adopt and implement the NREMT standards for provider exams
Public Hearing
For persons who wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 368, on August 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. [View map]
Written Comments
Persons may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2015 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Sande, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
For more details, please see the following rulemaking documents including the full text of the proposed rules:
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing and Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact

Oregon Administrative Rules

OAR 333-200 Oregon Trauma System Rules and Exhibits
OAR 333-250 Ambulance Service Licensing
OAR 333-255 Ambulance Licensing
OAR 333-260 Ambulance Service Areas
OAR 333-265 EMS Providers
OAR 847-035 EMS Providers and EMS Supervising Physicians Scope of Practice 
(Oregon Medical Board)
OAR 333-055

Programs to Treat Allergic Response or Hypoglycemia and to Treat Opiate Overdose

Related materials:

Changes to Continuing Education Requirements
Appendices - Referenced in OAR 333-265
Appendix 2
    For Emergency Medical Responders (formerly known as First Responders)
    Effective Date: Beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014
Appendix 3
    For EMS providers, excluding Emergency Medical Responders
Effective Date: Beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015


Oregon Revised Statutes

ORS 431 Trauma System
​ORS 431.671​ ​Emergency Medical Services for Children
ORS 433.805-830 Programs to Treat Allergic Response or Hypoglycemia
ORS 682 Emergency Medical Services
ORS 030 "Good Samaritan Law" - see 030.800 & 030.803
ORS 041 Confidentiality of patient records in general - see 041.675 - 041.685
ORS 431 Confidentiality under the Oregon Trauma System - see 431.627(4) (a)
​ORS 431.690​ ​Automated External Defibrillator (AED) required at places of public assembly
ORS 820 Exemptions from traffic laws