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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 31]
Action Amend current regulations to include new regulations as a result of legislative changes and changes in the practice of EMS.
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Comment Period Ends 10/9/2012
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9/12/12  6:35 pm
Commenter: Kevin Standfield

I support repealing the ban on EMS workers not being able to carry to defend themselves/patients

I am a former law enforcement officer and retired military. I routinely went on calls with EMS workers and saw the many dangerous situations they can be involved in. Many times they are unable to have a LEO arrive in a timely manner to provide support on a call and they should have the same right as any other citizen to be able to carry  a weapon to protect themselves and thier patients as well. I fully support them being able to carry on the job and this right must be granted to them.

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