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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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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9/13/12  11:37 am
Commenter: Matthew W. Lucas, citizen and EMT

I support removal of the regulation against weapons

First responders are often at risk.  Many have been assaulted while trying to perform their duties.  Just the knowledge that a EMS provider might be armed should reduce the number of assaults. EMS providers are trainded to preserve life, so they will not use a weapon unless it is to preserve their or a patient's life..

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