Credentialing & Skills Assessment

Credentialing

The EMS Agency Medical Director must make an initial assessment of each ALS provider at or above the AEMT level to determine whether the EMS provider has the knowledge and skills to competently perform the skills within the EMS provider's scope of practice, and a commitment to adequately perform other functions relevant to the EMS provider providing EMS at that level.  NOTE: This does not apply if the EMS provider was working for the EMS agency at the same level prior to the physician becoming the medical director for the EMS agency and the EMS provider was credentials at that EMS agency within the last 12 calendar months as being able to perform at the EMS provider's certification level.

The EMS Agency Medical Director must make an assessment within 12 calendar months of the last assessment, of each EMS provider at or above the AEMT level to determine whether the EMS provider has demonstrated competency in the knowledge and skills to perform the skills within the EMS provider's scope of practice, and a commitment to adequately perform other functions relevant to the EMS provider providing EMS at that level.

The EMS Agency Medical Director must recommend to the EMS agency that an EMS provider not be permitted to provide EMS at the EMS provider's certification level if the EMS agency medical director determines that the EMS provider has not demonstrated competency in the knowledge and skills to perform the skills within the EMS provider's scope of practice, or a committment to adequately perform other functions relevant to the EMS provider providing EMS at that level, and recommending restrictions on the EMS provider's practice for the EMS agency, if appropriate, to ensure patient safety.

 

EMS Agency Provider Credentialing

The EMS agency shall maintain a record for 7 years of the EMS agency medical director's assessments and recommendations provider under the EMS Systems Act.

An EMS agency may not permit an EMS provider at or above the AEMT level to provide EMS at the EMS provider's certification level if the EMS agency medical director determies that the EMS provider has not demonstrated the knowledge and skills to competently perform the skills within the scope of rpactice at that level or the commitment to adequately perform other functions relevant to an EMS provider provifing EMS at that level. Under these circumstances, an EMS agency may continue to permit the EMS provider to provide EMS for EMS agency only in accordance with the restrictions as the EMS agency medical director may prescribe. The EMS agency shall notify the Department within 10 days after it makes a decision to allow an EMS provider to practice at a lower level based upon the assessment of the EMS provider's skills and other qualifications by the EMS agency medical director, or a decision to terminate the EMS agency's use of the EMS provider based upon its consideration of the EMS agency medical director's assessment.

An applicant for an EMS agency license shall have the following documents available for inspection by the Department or a regional EMS council:

Documentation, if applicable, of the initial and most recent review of each EMS provider’s competence (emphasis added) by the EMS agency medical director and the EMS provider certification level at which each EMS provider is permitted to practice.

 

 

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