OARs and ORS
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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OAR 333-250 - Prehospital Patient Care Reporting
The Oregon Health Authority (Authority),
Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend and adopt rules in
chapter 333, division 250 related to prehospital patient care reporting.
In response to passage of SB 52 (OL 2017,
chapter 229), the Ambulance Service Licensing administrative rules are being
amended to establish mandatory, electronic prehospital patient care data
reporting for licensed ambulance service agencies. The proposed changes require
ambulance service agencies to report a standardized set of patient encounter
data to the Oregon Health Authority's (Authority) Oregon Emergency Medical
Services Information System (OREMSIS) and identifies the requirements necessary
for the use and disclosure of patient encounter and outcome data.
Non-transporting EMS agencies that choose to voluntarily report patient encounter
data and wish to receive hospital outcome data will be required to comply with
the rules promulgated. The proposed rules will allow the Authority to
temporarily waive mandatory reporting for ambulance service agencies that are
having difficulty in obtaining the necessary reporting software.
Persons are being
invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. Oral testimony may be presented at a
public hearing scheduled for December 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1C. Written comments may be filed before 5:00 p.m. on December 8, 2017 to the
Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
Final rules will be
filed after consideration of all comments.
more details, please see the following documents:
Oregon POLST Registry
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division has permanently amended Oregon Administrative rules in chapter 333, division 270 relating to the Oregon POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Registry. The amended rules allow an authorized POLST signer to issue a phone order (effective 10/13/2017) for a patient newly enrolled in hospice eliminating the need to obtain an immediate written signature. The POLST Registry Advisory Committee (PRAC) has been removed given passage of HB 2301. Effective January 2018, a naturopathic physician is allowed to sign and submit POLST orders given passage of SB 856.
Permanent rule text: 333-270-0010 through 0080 (pdf)
Ambulance Service Agency Providing Secure Transport
Approval of secure transport providers is addressed in OAR 309-033-0432 through 0437. Ambulance service agencies wishing to provide secure transport or have questions about the approval process should contact Sam Dickson 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|