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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
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  10:04 pm
Commenter: Jon Andrae, retired

Remove Ban on Weapons in EMS Vehicles
 

I support the removing the ban on weapons in EMS vehicles.  Often, EMS techs are the first to respond to a scene.  They should be afforded the opportunity for self defense as our police officers.  EMS techs should be allowed to carry individual weapons while on duty.