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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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Proposed Rules

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
Written comments may also be sent by E-mail to: or by fax to (971) 673-1299.
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
For more details, please see the following documents:

New and Amended Rules

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
OAR chapter 309, division 033 (Reference OARs 309-033-0432 through 0437)
OAR chapter 333, division 250 [Reference OAR 333-250-0265(1)(j) and OAR 333-250-0270(3)(b)]

Temporary Rules

There are no temporary rules in effect at this time.

Oregon Administrative Rules

OAR 333-200

Oregon Trauma System Rules and Exhibits

PDF iconExhibit 1 - Oregon Trauma System Area Map
PDF iconExhibit 2 - Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
PDF iconExhibit 3 - Oregon Hospital Trauma Team Activation Criteria
PDF iconExhibit 4 - Oregon Trauma Hospital Resource Standards
PDF iconExhibit 5 - Oregon Criteria for Consideration of Transfer to a Level I or Level II Trauma Center
OAR 333-205 Oregon Trauma System Hospital Identification in Trauma Area #1 
OAR 333-250 Ambulance Service Licensing
OAR 333-255 Ambulance Licensing
OAR 333-260 Ambulance Service Areas
OAR 333-265

EMS Providers

OAR 847-035 EMS Providers and EMS Supervising Physicians Scope of Practice 
(Oregon Medical Board)
OAR 333-055

Programs to Treat Allergic Response, Adrenal Insufficiency, Hypoglycemia and Opiate Overdose


Oregon Revised Statutes

ORS 431A Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems
ORS 431A.105 Emergency Medical Services for Children Program
ORS 433.800-830 Programs to Treat Allergic Response, Adrenal Insufficiency or Hypoglycemia
ORS 682 Regulation of Ambulance Services and Emergency Medical Services Providers
ORS 030 "Good Samaritan Law" - see ORS 030.800
ORS 041 Confidentiality of patient records in general - see ORS 041.675 - 041.685
ORS 431A Confidentiality under the Oregon Trauma System - see ORS 431A.090(4)(a)
ORS 431A.455 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) required at places of public assembly
ORS 676 Health Professionals Reporting and Complaints - see ORS 676.150 - 676.180
ORS 183 Administrative Procedure Act
ORS 820 Exemptions from traffic laws: Ambulance and Emergency Vehicles - see ORS 820.300 - 820.380

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