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EMSA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Alternate Destination, Paramedic Practice

For COOs, CNOs, Quality & Patient Safety Staff

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The Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMSA) has issued proposed regulations that, when finalized, will allow emergency medical services providers to transport patients to the hospital or other care setting that best meets the patient’s needs. The proposed regulations address paramedic training and establish other requirements for alternative destination protocols.

Members are encouraged to review EMSA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the proposed regulations, and to provide feedback to BJ Bartleson, CHA vice president, nursing and clinical services, by May 16. Members should pay particular attention to the proposed language on pages 38-40 of the regulations.