10A NCAC 13P .0302 AIR MEDICAL SPECIALTY CARE TRANSPORT PROGRAM CRITERIA for licensed ems providers using rotary-wing aircraft
(a) Air Medical Programs using rotary-wing aircraft shall document that the program has:
(1) medical crew members that have all completed training regarding:
(A) altitude physiology; and
(B) the operation of the EMS communications system used in the program;
(2) written policies and procedures for transporting patients to designated facilities when diversion or bypass plans are activated;
(3) written policies and procedures specifying how EMS Systems will dispatch and utilize aircraft operated by the program;
(4) written triage protocols for trauma, stroke, STEMI, burn, and pediatric patients reviewed and approved by the OEMS Medical Director;
(5) written policies and procedures specifying how EMS Systems will receive the Specialty Care Transport Services offered under the program when the aircraft are unavailable for service; and
(6) written policies and procedures specifying how mutual aid assistance will be obtained from both in-state and bordering out-of-state air medical programs.
(b) All patient response, re-positioning, and mission flight legs shall be conducted under FAA part 135 regulations.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143-508;
Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2002;
Eff. April 1, 2003;
Amended Eff. March 3, 2009 pursuant to E.O. 9, Beverly Perdue, March 3, 2009;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3(c), a bill was not ratified by the General Assembly to disapprove this rule;
Readopted Eff. January 1, 2017.