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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Virginia Department of Health
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State Board of Health
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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  11:58 am
Commenter: Robert Mintern, Citizen

Retain the standing order no signature requirement.
 

The following section should be unstricken from the proposed changes.

except when standing orders from the OMD allows the administration of the drug or procedure

This proposed change opens the door to requiring BLS reports to be signed by the attending physician. Furthermore, regulation regarding some treatments and procedures, Oxygen, oral glucose, even IV therapy (less drugs given), should not be regulated to the point requiring a physician signature. Isn't this what we are trained to do?