10a ncac 13p .0405        REQUIREMENTS FOR adult and pediatric TREATMENT PROTOCOLS FOR EMS SYSTEMS

(a)  Treatment Protocols used in EMS Systems shall:

(1)           Be adopted in their original form from the standard adult and pediatric treatment protocols as defined in the "North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians: Standards for Medical Oversight and Data Collection," incorporated by reference in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.6, including subsequent amendments and editions.  This document is available from the OEMS, 2707 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-2707, at no cost; and

(2)           Not contain medical procedures, medications, or intravenous fluids that exceed the scope of practice defined by the North Carolina Medical Board pursuant to G.S. 143-514 for the level of care offered in the EMS System and any other applicable health care licensing board.

(b)  Individual adult and pediatric treatment protocols may be modified locally by EMS Systems if there is a change in a specific protocol which will optimize care within the local community which adds additional medications or medical procedures, or rearranges the order of care provided in the protocol contained within the "North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians: Standards for Medical Oversight and Data Collection" as described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule. Additional written Treatment Protocols may be developed by any EMS System in addition to the required protocols contained within the "North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians: Standards for Medical Oversight and Data Collection" as required by the EMS System. All North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians Policies and Procedures must be included and may be modified at the local level. All EMS System Treatment Protocols which have been added or changed by the EMS System shall be submitted to the OEMS Medical Director for review and approval at least 30 days prior to the implementation of the change.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑508(b); 143-509(12);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2002;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; January 1, 2004;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 2, 2016.