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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
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.
Stage Final
Comment Period Ends 10/9/2012
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9/13/12  10:29 am
Commenter: James Burke, Citizen, EMS provider

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons
 

EMS providers are at higher risk to be victims of violence in their role as an emergency responder.  They should have the same right to carry firearms as any other citizen of the Commonwealth.  Furthermore, governmental entities of the Commonwealth should exercise better diligence to ensure that no administrative regulation contradicts any other section of state law.