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.