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

12VAC5-31-1180. Adequate response staffing.

An EMS agency shall provide for an adequate number of trained or certified EMS personnel to perform all essential tasks necessary for provision of timely and appropriate patient care on all calls to which the EMS agency responds.

1. A responding EMS vehicle shall be staffed with the appropriately trained and qualified personnel to fulfill the staffing requirements for its vehicle classification. An operator may respond alone with an EMS vehicle to a medical emergency if the required EMS providers is known to be responding to the scene.

2. An EMS agency shall respond with a sufficient number of agency or mutual aid agency personnel to lift and move all patients who are in need of treatment or transport.

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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