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 continuing education requirements and exhibits referenced in OAR 333-200 and OAR 333-205.
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There are no proposed rules under consideration at this time.
Ambulance Vehicle Rules
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division has permanently adopted, amended and repealed Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 255 relating to the licensing requirements for ambulance vehicles. The revised rules:
- Add new definitions and modify existing definitions;
- Make general updates consistent with current practice and Oregon Revised Statutes;
- Remove references to marine ambulance;
- Implement national standard criteria for ambulance vehicle construction;
- Require ambulance vehicles be inspected by a certified Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) ambulance clinician if certain criteria are not met;
- Clarify the type of service provided by an ambulance and staffing requirements;
- Revise equipment requirements;
- Revise training and education necessary for air ambulance personnel;
- Standardize language with other facility licensing rules including adding sections on complaints, investigation and enforcement.
Ambulance vehicle rules were further clarified in August 2019 by removing duplicative information (OAR 333-255-0010
) and clarifying construction critieria (OAR 333-255-0060
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 (pdf)
Prehospital Patient Care Reporting Frequently Asked Questions (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|