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ODPS Emergency Medical Services - Small Business Regulatory Impact
Small Business Regulations
The Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), in conjunction with the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) and the Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Training Committee, is responsible for establishing training and certification standards for fire and emergency medical services personnel; accreditation of EMS and fire training programs; oversight of Ohio’s trauma system and the EMS grant program; Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program coordination; licensing of Ohio’s medical transportation services; coordination of the Regional Physician Advisory Boards (RPABs); collection and analysis of data submitted to the EMS Incident Reporting System and the Ohio Trauma Registry; and investigations to ensure compliance with Revised and Administrative Codes. Administrative rules for this regulatory oversight are promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in Chapter 4765 and Chapter 4766 of the Ohio Revised Code (R.C.).
This site is designed to allow persons who are interested in EMS's regulatory impact to access current and proposed administrative rules, as well as provide input and/or comments regarding administrative rules that are in the process of being reviewed and drafted.
The following websites may be of use to persons interested in EMS's regulatory oversight and administrative rulemaking:
LAWriter, which is a searchable, electronic version of Ohio's Revised Code and Administrative Code;
Administrative rules amplify and implement provisions of the Ohio Revised Code and once adopted, have the full force and effect of law.
Rules Scheduled for Review
Pursuant to section 119.032 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is required to review each of its administrative rules every five years and decide if a rule should be rescinded, amended, or continued without change. During this process, EMS will determine if:
• EMS has the statutory authority to promulgate the rule;
• The rule duplicates or conflicts with statutes found in the Revised Code or other rules found in the Administrative Code;
• The rule has a specific purpose and an outcome that can be articulated;
• The rule can be applied consistently across all sizes and sectors of business and would not impede economic development;
• The rule is easy to understand;
• The rule is reasonably balanced between regulatory need and Ohioans' burden to comply; and
• The outlined process in the rule is the most efficient and cost-effective method to achieving the specific outcome.
The administrative rules in this section have been filed (proposed for adoption) with LSC and JCARR and may be scheduled for a public hearing. Public hearings provide another opportunity for interested persons, who may be affected by the proposed rules, to provide testimony or evidence to show that the rules would be unreasonable or unlawful if enacted.