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

12VAC5-31-190. General exemptions from these regulations.

The following are exempted from these regulations except as noted:

1. A person or privately owned vehicle not engaged in the business, service, or regular activity of providing medical care or transportation of persons who are sick, injured, wounded, or otherwise disabled;

2. A person or vehicle assisting with the rendering of emergency medical services or medical transportation in the case of a major medical emergency as reasonably necessary when the EMS agencies, vehicles, and personnel based in or near the location of such major emergency are insufficient to render the services required;

3. An EMS agency operated by the United States government within this state. Any person holding a United States government contract is not exempt from these regulations unless the person only provides services within an area of exclusive federal jurisdiction;

4. A medical care facility, but only with respect to the provision of emergency medical services within such facility;

5. Personnel employed by or associated with a medical care facility that provides emergency medical services within that medical care facility, but only with respect to the services provided therein;

6. An EMS agency based in a state bordering Virginia when requested to respond into Virginia for the purpose of providing mutual aid in the primary service area of a designated emergency response agency with the following conditions:

a. This agency must comply with the terms of a written mutual aid agreement with the EMS agency; and

b. This agency must comply with applicable EMS regulations of its home state.

7. An EMS agency that operates in Virginia for the exclusive purpose of interstate travel.

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; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 6, eff. December 13, 2006.

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