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

12VAC5-31-1160. Provision of care by mutual aid.

EMS personnel who have not been specifically requested to respond to a call may assist a responding EMS agency at the scene of a medical emergency if the provider is licensed or certified to provide a level of care at the scene that is required to meet the assessed needs of the patient, and

1. A response obligation to locality or a mutual aid agreement exists between the provider's EMS agency and the responding EMS agency, or

2. Medical control shall be contacted to obtain approval to provide patient care as the AIC. If contact with medical control is not possible or would unduly delay the provision of care, then the EMS provider may proceed with the indicated treatment with approval of the responding EMS agency's personnel on the scene. In such event, the circumstances of the incident must be documented on the prehospital patient care report.

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.

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