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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The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, EMS and
Trauma Systems program is proposing to permanently repeal Oregon Administrative
Rule 333-265-0056 abolishing the temporary licensure requirement for an EMS
provider licensed in another state for the purpose of providing care to
individuals responding to a wildland fire in Oregon. This repeal is necessary
given passage of SB 29 (2019 OL Ch. 456 §52) and the amendments made to ORS
682.035. Statutory changes were made due to recognition that under previous statutory
language, only EMS providers with ambulance vehicles were eligible for
licensure exemption during a wildland fire response. The revised statute
clarifies that both ambulance vehicles and EMS providers operating under the
control of the U.S. Government, for example the Department of Forestry, are
exempt from ambulance service and EMS provider licensure requirements.
The public is invited to review these proposed
rules and to comment on them. Written comments must be received before 5:00 p.m. on July
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, OR 97232
Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to: email@example.com or by fax to (971) 673-1299.
Final rules will be
filed after consideration of all comments.
Please see the following Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact and the full text of these proposed rules:
OAR 333-265-0058 - Repeal of Temporary Licensure for Wildland Fire Response
Please contact Mellony Bernal at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent.
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)
Emergency Temporary EMS Provider 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.
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
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|