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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations
8/17/2022

12VAC5-31-1535. NREMT Paramedic endorsements.

A. Physician assistants (PA) or nurse practitioners (NP) may receive Virginia endorsement to sit for the National Registry of EMT's Paramedic written and practical examinations after providing verification of successful completion of the following criteria:

1. The PA or NP shall be currently Virginia certified as an EMT-Basic or may be allowed, with written permission from the Office of EMS, to complete the 36 hour EMT-Basic continuing education (CE) hours and successfully complete the EMT-Basic written and practical certification examination.

2. The PA or the NP shall receive endorsement from an EMS physician who verifies the candidate satisfies the paramedic competencies by completing a form as prescribed by the Office of EMS.

3. Team leader skills shall be completed and verified on a form as prescribed by the Office of EMS.

B. Third and fourth year medical students, and Virginia licensed dentists or chiropractors may receive Virginia endorsement to sit for the National Registry of EMT-Paramedic written and practical examinations after providing successful completion of the following criteria:

1. Must possess or have possessed pre-hospital ALS certification that must not have expired more than 60 months prior to submission.

2. Must be currently certified as a Virginia EMT-Basic.

3. Third and fourth year medical students shall submit a copy of their official medical school transcripts. Dentists or chiropractors shall submit to the Office of EMS a copy of their license to practice in Virginia.

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; Errata 29:2 VA.R. 335-336 September 24, 2012.

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