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

12VAC5-31-2860. EMS System Initiative Awards.

EMS System Initiative Awards are based on priorities and needs identified by the EMS Advisory Board in consultation with the Office of EMS to meet EMS system objectives as stipulated in § 32.1-111.3 of the Code of Virginia.

1. The Office of EMS or FARC, in consultation with EMS Advisory Board, may implement EMS System Initiative Awards at any time. Examples of such awards would include medically advanced equipment with broad application (automated external defibrillation) and information technology to enhance communications and data (computers).

2. EMS System Initiative Award applications shall be submitted on the Office of EMS approved form, using approved pricing, application eligibility award criteria, and approved priorities.

3. The EMS System Initiative Award will be made or rejected by the Office of EMS within 30 business days after receiving an application on an approved form.

4. EMS System Initiative Awards may be granted for the following purposes, based upon the demonstrated need:

a. Establishment of a new EMS agency, program, or service where needed to improve emergency medical services offered in an area;

b. Expansion or improvement of an existing EMS agency, program, or service;

c. Replacement of equipment or procurement of new equipment; or

d. Establishment, expansion or improvement of EMS training programs.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 6, eff. January 4, 2016.

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