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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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - OAR 333-265 - EMS Providers
The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Systems Program is proposing to permanently amend, repeal and amend and renumber Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 265 relating to EMS course requirements and requirements for EMS provider licensure. Amendments are necessary in order to remove outdated fees, continuing education references, and provisional licensure requirement; align the rules with current national registry language and national education standards; and provide additional options for rural communities to provide courses to EMS providers. Amendments also clarify EMS provider licensure reinstatement requirements after reverting to a lower level. Non-substantive changes are proposed to ensure consistent use of terminology, make general updates consistent with current practice, update statutory and rule references, and clarify processes.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - OAR 333-250 - Ambulance Service Licensing
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Systems Program is proposing to permanently adopt, amend and renumber, and repeal Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 250 relating to the licensing requirements for ambulance service agencies. The proposed amendments seek to:
Update language and terms used to reflect current terminology, technology and statutory references;
Align rules with other facility licensing types including streamlining the organization of the rules;
Clarify licensing requirements and actions necessary;
Require criminal background checks on qualified drivers that are not a licensed EMS provider;
Recommend minimum requirements for a quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) program;
Clarify ambulance service agency responsibilities; and
Clarify OHA responsibilities.
A public hearing for both the EMS Provider Rules (333-265) and Ambulance Service Licensing (333-250) rules has been scheduled for:
December 20, 2016
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1-D
Portland, OR 97232
Interested parties are invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. Oral testimony may be provided at the public hearing on December 20th (see meeting location above) or alternatively, written comments may be filed by 5:00 p.m. December 22, 2016 to the Public Health Division's Rules Coordinator at the following address:
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
FAX: (971) 673-1299
New and Amended Rules
Ambulance Service Agency Providing Secure Transport: OAR 333-250
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division, has permanently amended and adopted Oregon Administrative Rules 333-250-0040 and 0041 which identifies policy and education requirements if an ambulance service agency provides transport to individuals suffering from a behavioral health crisis who are in custody or on diversion, often referred to as 'secure transport.' In addition, OAR 333-250-0085 has been adopted addressing patient rights for emergency medical care and transportation. While final rules have been filed with the Secretary of State's office and are effective April 28, 2016, additional rulemaking from the OHA-Health Systems Division is necessary prior to an ambulance performing this service. Approval of secure transport providers is addressed in OAR 309-033-0432. Should you wish additional information about rulemaking activity relating to 309-033 rules, please contact Nola Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no temporary rules in effect at this time.
Oregon Administrative Rules
Oregon Revised Statutes
||Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems|
||Emergency Medical Services for Children Program|
||Programs to Treat Allergic Response, Adrenal Insufficiency or Hypoglycemia|
||Regulation of Ambulance Services and Emergency Medical Services Providers|
||"Good Samaritan Law" - see ORS 030.800|
||Confidentiality of patient records in general - see ORS 041.675 - 041.685|
||Confidentiality under the Oregon Trauma System - see ORS 431A.090(4)(a)|
||Automated External Defibrillator (AED) required at places of public assembly|
||Health Professionals Reporting and Complaints - see ORS 676.150 - 676.180|
||Administrative Procedure Act|
||Exemptions from traffic laws: Ambulance and Emergency Vehicles - see ORS 820.300 - 820.380|