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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Ambulance Service Agency Providing Secure Transport: OAR 333-250 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program is proposing to permanently amend and adopt Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 250 relating to ambulance service agencies. Ambulance service agencies are often requested to provide transport to individuals suffering from a behavioral health crisis who are in custody or on diversion, often referred to as 'secure transport.' These rules address policy and education requirements that are necessary for an ambulance service agency to provide secure transport. Approval of secure transport providers are addressed in OAR 309-033-0432.
Persons wishing to comment on these proposed rules may do so orally or in writing. Oral testimony may be presented at a public hearing being held in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1-D, on March 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Written comments may be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on March 11, 2016 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
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
Details can be found in the following documents:
New and Amended Rules
Temporary Licensure for Wildland Fire Response: OAR 333-265-0056
The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, has permanently adopted Oregon Administrative Rule 333-265-0056 which allows an out-of-state EMS provider to obtain a temporary Oregon license in order to assist with emergency medical needs of staff on fire response teams. Final rules have been filed with the Secretary of State's office and are effective April 7, 2016.
Permanent rule text: 333-265-0056
Training on Lifesaving Treatment: OAR 333-055
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division has permanently amended Oregon Administrative Rules 333-055 relating to the training of lifesaving treatments in response to legislation passed in 2015 (SB 875). Final rules have been filed with the Secretary of State's office and are effective February 8, 2016.
Trauma Categorization and Resource Standards: OAR 333-200 and 333-205
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division has permanently amended Oregon Administrative Rules 333-200 and 333-205 relating to trauma hospital categorization and trauma hospital resource standards. Final rules have been filed with the Secretary of State's office and are effective January 1, 2016. Trauma hospitals and Area Trauma Advisory Boards will have until January 1, 2017 to comply with revised standards.
Trauma Categorization and Resource Standard Revised Rule Changes - Fact Sheet
Exhibit 2 - Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
Exhibit 3 - Oregon Hospital Trauma Team Activation Criteria
Exhibit 4 - Oregon Trauma Hospital Resource Standards
Exhibit 5 - Oregon Criteria for Consideration of Transfer to a Level I or Level II Trauma Center
There are no temporary rules in effect at this time.
Oregon Administrative Rules
Changes to Continuing Education Requirements
Appendices - Referenced in OAR 333-265
For Emergency Medical Responders (formerly known as First Responders)
Effective Date: Beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014
For EMS providers, excluding Emergency Medical Responders
Effective Date: Beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015
Oregon Revised Statutes
||Emergency Medical Services for Children|
||Programs to Treat Allergic Response, Adrenal Insufficiency or Hypoglycemia|
||Emergency Medical Services|
||"Good Samaritan Law" - |
||Confidentiality of patient records in general - see 041.675 - 041.685|
||Confidentiality under the Oregon Trauma System - see 431.627(4) (a)|
||Automated External Defibrillator (AED) required at places of public assembly|
||Health Professionals Reporting and Complaints|
||Administrative Procedure Act|
||Exemptions from traffic laws|