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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 continuing education requirements and exhibits referenced in OAR 333-200 and OAR 333-205.

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Proposed Rules

The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement Program is proposing to permanently adopt administrative rule 333-265-0058  –  "Emergency Temporary EMS Provider License" to allow the Authority, during a declared emergency, to issue a short-term provisional license to an individual who is licensed or certified as an Emergency Medical Services providers in another state.

The Authority continues to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19 caused by a novel strain of coronavirus named “SARS-CoV-2". As of August 17, 2020, there are 23,451 cases in Oregon, and the number of cases continues to grow daily. It is estimated that the state will continue to need to manage this outbreak for an additional 18-24 months while the medical industry works to identify reliable treatment and prevention strategies. The Authority is proposing to make permanent this rule allowing available EMS providers who are licensed or certified in another state to obtain a short-term provisional license to practice as an EMS provider in Oregon with a licensed ambulance service or a registered EMS non-transporting agency.

The public is invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. Oral testimony may be presented at a public hearing being held on September 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. via conference call. To provide oral testimony during this hearing, please call 1-877-848-7030 and enter access code 2030826 when prompted.

Written comments may be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on 9/21/2020 by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

OHA, Public Health Division
Heather Owens, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232 

Comments may also be sent by E-mail to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us or by fax to (971) 673-1299.

Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments. 

For more details, please see the Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of the permanent rule at the link below:

If you have any questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent, please contact Mellony Bernal at mellony.c.bernal@state.or.us

 

New and Amended Rules

Prehospital Patient Care Reporting

In response to passage of SB 52 (OL 2017, chapter 229), the Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division has permanently amended and adopted rules in chapter 333, division 250 related to prehospital patient care reporting. These rules  establish mandatory, electronic prehospital patient care data reporting for licensed ambulance service agencies. Ambulance service agencies are required to report a standardized set of patient encounter data to the Oregon Health Authority's, Oregon Emergency Medical Services Information System (OR-EMSIS) and rules identify 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. Ambulance service agencies that have difficulty in obtaining necessary reporting software may request a temporary waiver from the Authority. The rules are effective January 1, 2018 and ambulance service agencies will have until January 1, 2019 to come into compliance.

Prehospital Patient Care Reporting Rule Changes 
Prehospital Patient Care Reporting Frequently Asked Questions 

Temporary Rules

Reduced Temporary Fee for Emergency Short Term Provisional License

The Oregon Health Authority (Authority) is responding to the Governor's state of emergency due to the multiple fires and continued danger of new fires in Oregon. Resources necessary for protecting life and property from these fires are expected to continue beyond local and state capability. The Authority anticipates an increased need for licensed EMS providers that may not be available from Oregon's current licensees. 

This temporary rule is intended to provide relief from the economic cost and expedite the processing of emergency initial provisional licenses issued under OAR 333-265-0058 during the response to the wildfires. This rule reduces the fee for available EMS providers licensed or certified by another state or providers with current or provisional National Registry certification and allow the Authority to more quickly and efficiently process the license application. The reduced fee will be $0 for initial provisional license applications received on or after September 11th, 2020 until October 2, 2020 unless repealed earlier by the Authority. 

This rule is effective September 11, 2020 through October 2, 2020.

For more details, please see the Temporary Administrative Order including the Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of the temporary below:


Emergency Short Term Provisional License

The Oregon Health Authority (Authority) is responding to an outbreak of the emerging disease called “COVID-19” caused by a novel strain of coronavirus named “SARS-CoV-2” which was detected in China in December 2019 and in the United States January 20, 2020.  As of April 6, 2020, there were 1,132 cases in Oregon, with the number of cases growing daily. The Authority expects a surge of patients in the coming days and months who will need EMS treatment and/or transport. It is predicted that due to this surge of patients, Oregon’s currently licensed EMS workforce may not be sufficient to meet the demand. 

A temporary rule has been put into effect which will allow available EMS providers licensed or certified by another state or providers with current certification or provisional certification by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) to obtain a short-term provisional license to practice as an EMS provider in Oregon with a licensed ambulance service or a registered EMS non-transporting agency, in a paid or volunteer status. This temporary rule will both encourage additional applicants for licensure and allow the Authority to more quickly and efficiently process the applications.

This rule is effective April 6, 2020 through October 2, 2020.

For more details, please see the Temporary Administrative Order including the Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of the temporary rule below:


EMS Providers in the Event of an Emergency

The Oregon Medical Board has adopted a temporary rule to provide flexibility in scope of practice for EMS providers during the period of the COVID-19 declared emergency. EMS providers are uniquely situated to provide medical assistance in the community and as such this rule provides needed flexibility under the standing orders of the supervising physician and protocols established by the State EMS Medical Director during the declared emergency. 

 

 

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 (Revised 9/25/2018)
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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