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

12VAC5-31-2340. Application process for designation.

A. An applicant for regional EMS council designation shall file a written application specified by the Office of EMS.

B. If the applicant is a company or corporation as defined in § 12.1-1 of the Code of Virginia it must clearly disclose the identity of its owners, officers and directors.

C. An applicant must provide information on any previous record of performance in the provision of related EMS services or any other related licensure, registration, certification or endorsement within or outside Virginia.

D. Completed application packages must be received in the Office of EMS no later than October 1 to be considered for designation commencing July 1 of the following year.

E. The application and preliminary review process is to be completed prior to a site review visit.

F. The Office of EMS may use whatever means of investigation necessary to verify any or all information contained in the application.

G. If the applicant organization does not comply with the required standards for designation as a regional EMS council, the agent of the applicant organization will be notified of the deficiencies by the Office of EMS.

H. If the applicant organization complies with the required standards, the agent of the applicant organization will be notified and arrangements will be made for a site visit by a review team as designated by the Office of EMS.

I. The Office of EMS will conduct a site review of the applicant.

J. The applicant organization will receive the written report of the visiting team reviewing its findings and recommendations in accordance with the criteria.

K. If a deficiency is reported, the Office of EMS may order the designated regional EMS council to correct the deficiency by issuing a written correction order.

L. If a deficiency requires a revisit by a site review team, a fee commensurate with direct costs will be paid by the applicant.

M. The site review process will be completed prior to the Office of EMS forwarding a recommendation for designation or denial to the Board of Health.

N. The Office of EMS will then forward a recommendation for designation or denial to the Board of Health.

O. Acting upon the favorable recommendation of the site review team and the Office of EMS, the Board of Health may designate the applicant organization as a regional EMS council.

P. The Office of EMS may schedule unannounced site visits at its discretion.

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.

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