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EMS and Trauma Systems Rulemaking Advisory Committees

Rulemaking Advisory Committees, also known as RACs, are an important process that allow members of the public and communities to provide input and suggestions during the development of new rules or amending current rules. Information relating to EMS and Trauma Systems rulemaking advisory committees are noted below. Additional information is also available about how a person or community affected by EMS and trauma system regulatory functions may apply to serve on a Rule Advisory Committee (RAC).

​There are no temporary rules in place at this time.

There are currently no rules out for public comment. 

The following rule advisory committees (RACs) are in progress. RAC meetings are not subject to the public meetings law. Members of the public may attend in person or virtually to listen to the dialogue but may not participate or offer public comment during the meeting (see agenda for location & meeting link). Members of the public may submit comments or questions at the conclusion of the RAC meeting to​ and information will be shared with appropriate staff. After the RAC process has concluded, information will be posted under "Proposed Rules Out for Public Comment" including time and location of public hearing and deadline for providing oral or written comments.  

OAR 333-265 - Paramedic​ Licensure and Military Spouse/Domestic Partner Provision RAC

The purpose of this RAC is to consider the associate degree requirement for a Paramedic as well as requirements and documentation necessary for a spouse/domestic partner of a member of the armed forces who is licensed as an EMS provider in another state to seek temporary licensure in Oregon. (RAC process is complete and permanent rules adopted​.) 

Meeting date(s), agendas and meeting notes:

OAR 333-200-0080 - Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients (Exhibit 2) and Trauma Team Activation (Exhibit 3) RAC

Paused for further review - The purpose of this RAC is to review proposed amendments to OAR 333-265-0080 and Exhibit 2 and the adoption of the 2021, National Guideline for Field Triage of Injured Patients. This RAC will also consider amendments to the Trauma Team Activation Criteria in Exhibit 3 which includes changes to align with Exhibit 2 and the addition of findings-based criteria to activate a trauma team. (RAC recruitment is currently closed.)

Meeting date(s), agendas and meeting notes:

The EMS and Trauma Systems Program is seeking persons and communities who would be affected by administrative rules relating to any of EMS and Trauma System's regulatory functions and who would be interested in serving on a RAC.

RACs are an important process​ that allow members of the public and communities to provide input and suggestions during the development of new administrative rules, amending or repealing existing rules, and identifying the potential fiscal impact on small business as well as the effect on racial equity in Oregon. Diverse opinions and viewpoints are an important part of the rulemaking process.

The following is a list of administrative rules pertaining to the regulatory and licensing functions of the EMS and Trauma System Program. Persons interested in serving on future RACs relating to any of these topics are encouraged to send the completed RAC Interest Application form to mellony.c.​​ 

Applications will be saved and applicants contacted when future RACs are convened. 

Regulatory Functions

  • Ambulance Service Licensing (OAR 333-250)
  • Ambulance Vehicle Licensing (OAR 333-255)
  • County Ambulance Service Area Plans (OAR 333-260)
  • Emergency Medical Services and Systems/Trauma Hospital Designation (OAR 333-200)
  • Emergency Medical Services Providers (OAR 333-265)
  • Oregon POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Registry (OAR 333-270)
  • Training on Lifesaving Treatments (OAR 333-055)
  • Trauma System Hospital Designation in Trauma Area #1 (OAR 333-205)