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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

12VAC5-31-2330. Designation of a regional EMS council.

A. The Board of Health will designate a regional EMS council that satisfies the representation requirements in these regulations.

B. The designation of a regional EMS council will be based on:

1. The "Regional EMS Council Designation Manual" application process.

a. Completed application. Submitted applications missing any information requested will be considered incomplete and will not be processed for designation;

b. Completed Regional EMS Council Self-Assessment Checklist; comply with all indicated standards consistent with these regulations;

c. Current roster of the membership of the applicant organization's board of directors. The roster needs to show all members of the board of directors for the applicant, their addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and the constituency they represent;

d. Current approved bylaws. A copy of the most recently approved bylaws complete with adoption date;

e. Scope of services. This shall include data and information that demonstrates the qualifications of the applicant to plan, initiate, expand or improve the regional EMS delivery system;

f. Budget. A proposed budget for the first year of designation must illustrate costs associated with the applicant's proposed operations and programs as a designated regional EMS council;

g. EMS involvement. Documentation demonstrating how the applicant organization interacts with EMS agencies and personnel;

h. Policies and guidelines. Up-to-date policies and guidelines covering all aspects of the applicant's regional EMS councils operations, must show revision date of all changes made and be consistent with these regulations;

i. Directory of localities, hospitals and EMS agencies. A comprehensive directory of the localities, hospitals and EMS agencies the applicant organization will be serving.

2. A listing of all hospitals within the applicant's proposed geographic service delivery area.

3. The demonstrated capability to establish communitywide and regional programs.

4. An evaluation of prior performance as a designated regional EMS council.

C. The Office of EMS will evaluate the performance and effectiveness of a regional EMS council on a periodic basis.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-111.4, and 32.1-111.11 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. October 10, 2012.

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