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, Public Health Division, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems program is proposing to permanently amend Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) in chapter 333, division 255 relating to the construction standards for ambulance vehicles. Upon implementing rules filed in 2018, it was determined that additional clarification was needed to be clear that existing licensed ambulance vehicles are not subject to revised standards or inspection by an Emergency Vehicle Technician.
Interested persons are invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. Oral testimony may be presented at a public hearing being held:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1-C
Portland, OR 97232
Person may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. July 26, 2019 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, OR 97232
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
For more details, please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking including Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact and the full text of these proposed rules below:
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The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division has permanently adopted, amended and repealed Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 255 relating to the licensing requirements for ambulance vehicles.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.
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|