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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  10:47 pm
Commenter: Gerald Orvis, Citizen

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons
 

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons in EMS vehicles. EMS vehicles and the emergency medical technicians who ride in them sometimes arrive at scenes of crimes before the police arrive, and the criminal perpetrator may still be in the vicinity. EMT personnel should be able to have weapons at their disposal (such as openly carried or concealed firearms) with which to defend themselves in such cases, or at any time.