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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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9/23/12  4:57 pm
Commenter: H. M. Padon, former certified First Responder

I support the removal of Commonwealth restrictions on EMS personnel carrying firearms.

All adult citizens who are not felons should have the right to protect themselves at all times wherever they are. EMS personnel will be better able to respond and provide care, if they are less concerned about their own safety. 

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