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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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9/15/12  12:43 pm
Commenter: Leah McCarraher Frank, ED Physician Assistant, Former Paramedic, Citizen

I support REPEALING the ban on EMS concealed/open carry

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons in EMS vehicles. As a former Paramedic for 2 local cities, I know firsthand the uncertain and often rapidly evolving situations that our EMS and Fire Personnel can find themselves in. It was not uncommon to be on a female only crew or even on the Zone car alone. I would have appreciated the opportunity to ensure my own safety and that of my crew and my patients. 

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