10a ncac 13p .0204 EMS PROVIDER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
(a) Any firm, corporation, agency, organization, or association that provides non-transportation emergency medical services at the AEMT or Paramedic level shall be licensed by the Department as an EMS Provider by meeting and maintaining the criteria defined in Paragraph (b) of this Rule.
(b) Any firm, corporation, agency, organization, or association that provides emergency medical transportation services shall be licensed as an EMS Provider by meeting and maintaining the following criteria:
(1) be affiliated as defined in Rule .0102(3) of this Subchapter with each EMS System where there is to be a physical base of operation or where the EMS Provider will provide point-to-point patient transport within the system;
(2) present an application for a permit for any ambulance and EMS non-transporting vehicle that will be in service as required by G.S. 131E-156, and meet the requirements of Rules .0207 and .0213 of this Section;
(3) submit a written plan detailing how the EMS Provider will furnish credentialed personnel pursuant to G.S. 131E-158;
(4) where there are franchise ordinances pursuant to G.S. 153A-250 in effect that cover the proposed service areas of each EMS system of operation, provide written documentation reflecting a current franchise to operate, or of impending receipt of a franchise, from each county. In counties where there is no franchise ordinance in effect, present a signature from each EMS System representative authorizing the EMS Provider to affiliate as required by Subparagraph (b)(1) of this Rule;
(5) provide inspection, repair, cleaning, and maintenance of all EMS responding ground vehicles and maintain records for a period of time determined by the EMS System, and make available for inspection by the OEMS verifying compliance with this Subparagraph;
(6) collect and within 24 hours electronically submit to the OEMS EMS Care data that uses the EMS data set and data dictionary as specified in "North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians: Standards for Medical Oversight and Data Collection;"
(7) develop and implement written operational protocols for the management of equipment, supplies, and medications and maintain records for a period of time determined by the EMS System, and make available for inspection by the OEMS verifying compliance with this Subparagraph. These protocols shall include a methodology:
(A) to assure that each vehicle contains the required equipment and supplies on each response;
(B) for cleaning and maintaining the equipment and vehicles; and
(C) to assure that supplies and medications are not used beyond the expiration date and stored in a temperature controlled atmosphere according to manufacturer's specifications.
(c) An EMS Provider may renew its license by presenting documentation to the OEMS that the Provider meets the criteria set forth in Paragraph (b) of this Rule.
(d) Air Medical Programs are exempt from the requirements set forth in Subparagraphs (b)(1) and (b)(4) of this Rule.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131E-155.1(c); 143-508(d)(1); 143-508(d)(5); 143-508(d)(13);
Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2002;
Eff. April 1, 2003;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2004;
Amended Eff. March 3, 2009 pursuant to E.O. 9, Beverly Perdue, March 3, 2009;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21(c), a bill was not ratified by the General Assembly to disapprove this rule;
Readopted Eff. June 1, 2018.