Act 142, adopted by the 2009-2010 General Assembly, requires the Commissioner of Health by January 15, 2012, to prepare a proposal to the legislature, in the form of draft legislation, that will address:
- Statewide licensing of EMS personnel
- Individuals providing emergency medical treatment above the license level of their EMS agency
- The state's EMS capabilities and training requirements
Rule Making Process
In accordance with the Act, the new rules are effective March 01, 2011
As a starting point for the formal rule making process, the Health Department held a series of public hearings around Vermont in August 2010 to encourage a broad discussion among stakeholders and the public.
The Health Department issued proposed EMS rules in November 2010. The proposed rules were then revised following a public comment period which ended December 24, 2010.
Proposed Rules (for archival information)
The following documents are PDF versions of the proposed EMS rules which have been filed with the Secretary of State’s Office and the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules:
These documents are incorporated by reference into the proposed EMS Rules. By doing so, it allows for these materials to remain current by national standards without having to further revise the rules.
- U.S. General Services Administration Ambulance Design Specifications (KKK Specs)
- American College of Surgeons Equipment List for Ambulances
- National Scope of Practice Model
Act 142 Commissioner's Consultation Group
Assisting the Commissioner of Health with this charge is a group of EMS stakeholder consultants described in the Act.