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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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Proposed Rules

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
E-mail comments to: or send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299.
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 1 - Oregon Trauma System Area Map
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

Temporary Rules

There are no temporary rules in effect at this time.


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, Adrenal Insufficiency, Hypoglycemia and 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 431A Trauma System
​ORS 431A.105​ ​Emergency Medical Services for Children
ORS 433.805-830 Programs to Treat Allergic Response, Adrenal Insufficiency or Hypoglycemia
ORS 682 Emergency Medical Services
ORS 030 "Good Samaritan Law" -
ORS 041 Confidentiality of patient records in general - see 041.675 - 041.685
ORS 431A Confidentiality under the Oregon Trauma System - see 431.627(4) (a)
ORS 431A.455 ​Automated External Defibrillator (AED) required at places of public assembly
ORS 676 ​Health Professionals Reporting and Complaints
​ORS 183 Administrative Procedure Act
ORS 820 Exemptions from traffic laws