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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There are no proposed rulemaking actions at this time.
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.
Temporary Licensure for Wildland Fire Response: OAR 333-265-0056
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), 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 and adopted 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 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|