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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  1:23 pm
Commenter: Jay Saren EMT-B/Firefighter II

Weapons Repeal for EMS with amendment

As a commonwealth EMT I fully support the repeal of the EMS weapons ban with an amendment. Even with repeal of the weapons ban it allows public safety rescue/fire organizations to still forbid them. Office of Emergency Medical Services has said that with repeal an individual organization can still ban firearm/weapons. Some agencies have begun already creating policies to ban firearms if the weapons ban is repealed. So I request that the ban be repealed but also amended to not allow public safety agencies to create policies that forbid them.

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