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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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9/14/12  9:46 am
Commenter: Evan Smith, Citizen, Richmond, VA

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons in EMS vehicles

I support REPEALING the ban on weapons in EMS vehicles.  EMS personnel deal with life and death in sometimes extremely dangerous situations.   THEY SHOULD NOT BE  PREVENTED FROM PROTECTING THEMSELVES while rendering aid to victims.   EMS personnel have demonstrated their committment to the community and reliabilty to use good judgement.  They should be able to exercise their Constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms for their own protection AND the protection of those under their care.

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