10A NCAC 13P .0513       ReFRESHER COURSES

(a)  Approved EMS educational institutions as set forth in Rule .0601 and .0602 of this Subchapter may develop refresher courses for the renewal or reinstatement of EMS credentials.

(b)  The application for OEMS approval of a refresher course shall include:

(1)           course objectives, content outline, and time allocation to topics of the course;

(2)           teaching methodologies for measuring the student's abilities to perform at his or her level of application; and

(3)           the method to be used to conduct a technical scope of practice evaluation for students seeking reinstatement of a lapsed EMS credential for their level of application.

(c)  EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic refresher courses developed for the renewal or reinstatement of an EMS credential shall meet the following criteria:

(1)           an application for approval of a refresher course shall be completed at least 30 days prior to the expected date of enrollment and shall include evidence of complying with the requirements of Paragraph (b) of this Rule for refresher courses.

(A)          refresher course approval shall be for a period not to exceed two years; and

(B)          any changes in curriculum shall be approved by the OEMS prior to implementation.

(2)           course curricula shall:

(A)          meet the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' recertification requirements, which is hereby incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and additions.  This document is available from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, online at www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/recertification at no cost; and

(B)          demonstrate the ability to assess student knowledge and competency in the skills and medications as defined by the North Carolina Medical Board pursuant to G.S. 143-514 for the proposed level of EMS credential application.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-508(d)(3); 143B-952;

Eff. January 1, 2017.