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

12VAC5-31-1443. Alternative course presentation format.

EMS certification courses utilizing an approved alternative course presentation format using two-way video interactive technology shall comply with the following:

1. Use electronic media as real time two-way audio and video transmissions.

2. The EMT instructor, ALS coordinator, or EMS education coordinator must indicate in writing the desire to use such media which shall accompany the Course Approval Request form.

3. Any other requirements established by, but not limited to, the Office of EMS and, if applicable, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and the Virginia Department of Education.

4. For sites using one-way video and two-way audio, a proctor who is certified at or above the level of the program shall be present at each remote site during the entire broadcast for all didactic portions of the program.

5. Any lab activities at the remote site shall have direct on-site supervision by a course faculty member at or above the level of instruction. If the faculty member acts as the remote site proctor, he assumes the responsibility of the class roster.

6. In cases where the remote site proctor is absent or when the remote site electronics are not fully operational (transmit and receive audio or video) the students do not receive credit for attending and the session shall be rescheduled.

7. All course tests for the program whether at the origin or remote site must comply with subdivision 4 of this section.

8. The course coordinator must maintain records of student participation in the approved alternative presentation format and submit continuing education records for each involved student for programs used for continuing education purposes.

9. Noncompliance with these regulations shall result in removal of Office of EMS approval and students shall lose eligibility for certification testing at the level of program certification.

10. The Guidelines for Videobroadcasting of EMS Educational Programs document must be signed by the EMT instructor, ALS coordinator, or EMS education coordinator and PCD or OMD and accompany any request for electronic transmission of a program with the Course Approval Request form.

11. Letter of agreement from the remote site or sites confirming and agreeing to the guidelines.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. October 10, 2012.

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