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Chapter 246-976 WAC

Last Update: 9/4/14

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND TRAUMA CARE SYSTEMS

WAC Sections

Purpose.
Definitions.
TRAINING
EMS training program requirements, approval, reapproval, discipline.
Initial EMS training course requirements and course approval.
EMS specialized training.
Senior EMS instructor (SEI) approval.
Senior EMS instructor (SEI) reapproval of recognition.
Denial, suspension, modification or revocation of SEI recognition.
To apply for training.
CERTIFICATION
To obtain initial EMS provider certification following the successful completion of Washington state approved EMS course.
To obtain reciprocal (out-of-state) EMS certification, based on a current out-of-state or national EMS certification approved by the department.
To obtain EMS certification by challenging the educational requirements, based on possession of a current health care providers credential.
EMS certification.
General education requirements for EMS provider recertification.
The CME method of recertification.
The OTEP method of recertification.
Recertification, reversion, reissuance, and reinstatement of certification.
Authorized care—Scope of practice.
Disciplinary actions.
LICENSURE AND VERIFICATION
Licenses required.
Denial, suspension, revocation.
Ground ambulance vehicle standards.
Ground ambulance and aid service—Equipment.
Ground ambulance and aid service—Communications equipment.
Air ambulance services.
Ambulance and aid services—Record requirements.
Ambulance and aid services—Inspections and investigations.
Trauma verification of prehospital EMS services.
To apply for initial verification or to change verification status as a prehospital EMS service.
Verification—Noncompliance with standards.
TRAUMA REGISTRY
Trauma registry—Department responsibilities.
Trauma registry—Provider responsibilities.
DESIGNATION OF TRAUMA CARE FACILITIES
Trauma designation process.
Trauma service standards.
Trauma rehabilitation service standards.
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
Interhospital transfer guidelines and agreements.
Regional quality assurance and improvement program.
Medical program director.
General responsibilities of the department.
Emergency medical services and trauma care system trust account.
Steering committee.
Regional emergency medical services and trauma care councils.
Local emergency medical services and trauma care councils.
Fees and fines.