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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations
8/8/2022

12VAC5-31-110. Exemptions.

A. The board is authorized to grant exemptions from any part or all of these regulations in accordance with the procedures set forth herein. An exemption permits specified or total exceptions to these regulations for an indefinite period.

B. Request. A person may file a written request for an exemption with the Office of EMS on specified forms. If the request is made by an EMS agency, the following additional requirements apply:

1. The written request for exemption must be submitted for review and recommendation to the governing body of the jurisdiction or chief administrative officer in which the principal office of the EMS agency is located before submission to the Office of EMS.

2. The written request must be submitted to the Office of EMS a minimum of 30 days before the scheduled review by the governing body or chief administrative officer. At the time of submission, the agency or service must provide the Office of EMS with the date, time and location of the scheduled review by the governing body or chief administrative officer.

3. Issuance of an exemption does not obligate other jurisdictions to allow the conditions of such exemption if they conflict with local ordinances or regulations.

4. Both the written request and the recommendation of the governing body or chief administrative officer shall be submitted together to the Office of EMS.

C. If the applicant for an exemption is an affiliated provider who is certified or a candidate for certification, the following requirements shall apply:

1. The written exemption request shall be submitted for review and recommendations to the operational medical director and the head of the agency with which the provider is affiliated.

2. Both the written request and the recommendation of the operational medical director and the agency head shall be submitted to the Office of EMS.

D. Those providers who are not affiliated with an EMS agency shall submit their exemption request to the commissioner for consideration. The commissioner may request additional case-specific endorsements or supporting documentation as part of the application.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 3 and Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. January 15, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 6, eff. December 13, 2006; Volume 28, Issue 2, eff. November 1, 2011.

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