The purpose of these rules is to implement RCW 18.71.200
, and chapters 18.73
RCW; and those sections of chapter 70.24
RCW relating to EMS personnel and services.
(1) This chapter establishes criteria for:
(a) Training and certification of EMS providers;
(b) Licensure and inspection of ambulance services and aid services;
(c) Verification of prehospital trauma services;
(d) Development and operation of a statewide trauma registry;
(e) The designation process and operating requirements for designated trauma care services;
(f) A statewide emergency medical communication system;
(g) Administration of the statewide EMS/TC system.
(2) This chapter does not contain detailed procedures to implement the state EMS/TC system. Requests for procedures, guidelines, or any publications referred to in this chapter must be obtained from the Office of Community Health Systems, Department of Health, Olympia, WA 98504-7853 or on the internet at www.doh.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.71, 18.73, and 70.168 RCW. 11-07-078, § 246-976-001, filed 3/22/11, effective 5/15/11; 00-08-102, § 246-976-001, filed 4/5/00, effective 5/6/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040 and chapters 18.71, 18.73 and 70.168 RCW. 93-01-148 (Order 323), § 246-976-001, filed 12/23/92, effective 1/23/93.]