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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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9/11/12  11:37 am
Commenter: WIlliam K. Carter

12VAC5-31-1552 for the EMS EDUCATOR section

This section requires that educators attend 12 hours of instructor based education.  To the best of my knowledge there are no formal classes to complete this requirement.  Where do these classes come from and what quilifies?  Do we create our own classes and apply for CEUs through the same application process we have now?  ALso in this section is a reference to a recertification test to be completed each certification period.  Where does this test come from, who administers it and where do we take it?  The Virginia office of EMS has turned written testing over to the National Registry of EMTs since their test is validated.  Are we taking a test that is not validated?  NREMT does not have an instructor tes.  Who is going to pay for this testing, the taxpayer?  If so as a taxpayer I believe this is a waste of my money.

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