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.
Compliance with Governor's Executive Orders; Ambulance Construction Criteria; and Ambulance Vehicles on Reserve or Loan
The Oregon Health Authority has permanently amended Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, divisions 250, 255 and 265 relating to compliance with Governor's executive orders, ambulance construction criteria, and requirements for ambulance vehicles on reserve or loan. A fact sheet along with the final changes are available below:
Emergency Short Term Provisional License
The Oregon Health Authority (Authority) has made permanent the temporary rule allowing available EMS providers licensed or certified in another state or who have 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.
EMS Providers in the Event of an Emergency
The Oregon Medical Board permanently adopted the temporary rule that provides flexibility in the scope of practice for EMS providers during periods of a declared emergency. The rule provides needed flexibility only under the standing orders of the supervising physician and protocols established by the State EMS Medical Director or designee.
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
Ambulance Vehicle Construction Criteria
The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, EMS and Trauma Systems program is temporarily amending OAR 333-255-0060 related to ambulance vehicle construction criteria. These temporary amendments are effective June 28, 2021 through December 24, 2021.
In March 2021, the Authority permanently amended administrative rules relating to the construction standards for ambulance vehicles. At the request of stakeholders, the Authority delayed implementation of the new vehicle construction standards as well as the adoption of new remount standards until July 1, 2022. In doing so, the agency inadvertently removed the existing standards leaving no standards in place until July 1, 2022. This change reinstates previous standards until revised standards are implemented in 2022.
For more details, please see the following Temporary Administrative Order, including the Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of these temporary rules:
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Oregon Administrative Rules
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|