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

12VAC5-31-1615. Equivalent accreditation of EMS programs.

A. The commissioner may issue an equivalent accreditation to programs obtaining a valid accreditation from the CAAHEP, CoAEMSP, or an equivalent organization approved by the Board of Health.

B. As a condition for equivalent accreditation, a representative from the Board of Health must be included with each visit by the CoAEMSP or any other approved accreditation organization.

1. Programs with equivalent accreditation shall notify the Board of Health immediately upon receiving notice about the following changes:

a. Scheduling of site team visits to include:

(1) Dates;

(2) Times; and

(3) The agenda or schedule of events.

b. Changes in program personnel to include:

(1) The program director; and

(2) OMD or PCD.

c. Changes or additions to, or deletions from clinical site contracts and field site contracts.

d. Notice of revocation, removal, or expiration of accreditation issued by CoAEMSP.

e. Any sentinel event.

2. Accreditation issued by CoAEMSP or other organization approved by the Board of Health shall remain current during any certification training program that requires accreditation by the Board of Health. Revocation, removal, or expiration of accreditation issued by CoAEMSP or other another organization approved by the Board of Health shall invalidate the corresponding state accreditation of the training program.

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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