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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The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health
Division is proposing to permanently amend and repeal rules in chapter 333,
division 270 pertaining to the Oregon POLST (Physician Orders for
Life-Sustaining Treatment) Registry. In
response to passage of HB 2301 (Oregon Laws 2017, chapter 101) and SB 856
(Oregon Laws 2017, chapter 356) and a petition from the Oregon POLST Coalition,
the Oregon POLST Registry administrative rules are being amended. Proposed
amendments address the needs of hospice programs that may have a pressing need
to put a POLST form in place for patients being served and will also help other
types of long term care programs such as nursing facilities. The proposed changes will allow an authorized
POLST signer to issue a phone order for a patient newly enrolled in hospice
eliminating the need to obtain an immediate written signature which can take
several days. Additionally, the amendments remove the POLST
Registry Advisory Committee (PRAC) given passage of HB 2301 and allow a
naturopathic physician to sign and submit POLST orders given passage of SB 856.
Persons wishing to comment on these rules may provide oral testimony at the public hearing being held in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 221,
on September 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Written comments may also be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on September 22, 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.
EMS Course and EMS Provider Licensure Requirements
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division has permanently amended and adopted Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 265 relating to EMS course requirements and requirements for EMS provider licensure. Amendments were made in order to remove outdated fees and continuing education references; update and align language with the National Registry; provide additional options for rural communities to provide EMS courses; clarify reinstatement requirements after reverting to a lower level; and updates to ensure consistent use of terminology, clarify current practice and processes, and correct references to statutes and rules. The revised rules are effective March 30, 2017.
Permanent rule text: 333-265-0000 through 0170
Ambulance Service Agency Licensing
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division has permanently amended and adopted Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 250 relating to the licensing requirements for ambulance service agencies. Amendments were made in order to update language and terms to reflect current terminology, technology and statutory references; align rules with other facility licensing types including streamlining the organization of the rules; clarify licensing requirements and actions necessary; require criminal background checks on qualified drivers; recommend minimum requirements for a quality assessment and performance improvement program; and clarify both ambulance service agency and OHA responsibilities. The revised rules are effective March 21, 2017.
Permanent rule text: 333-250-0200 through 0410
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 email@example.com
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|