10A NCAC 13P .0602        BASIC and advanced EMS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION REQUIREMENTS

(a)  Basic and Advanced EMS Educational Institutions may offer educational programs for which they have been credentialed by the OEMS.

(b)  For initial courses, Basic EMS Educational Institutions shall meet all of the requirements for continuing

EMS educational institutions defined in Rule .0601 of this Section and shall have:

(1)           at least a Level I EMS Instructor as each lead course instructor for EMR and EMT courses. The lead course instructor must be credentialed at a level equal to or higher than the course offered;

(2)           a lead EMS educational program coordinator.  This individual may be either a Level II EMS Instructor credentialed at or above the highest level of course offered by the institution, or a combination of staff who cumulatively meet the requirements of the Level II EMS Instructor set forth in this Subparagraph.  These individuals may share the responsibilities of the lead EMS educational coordinator.  The details of this option shall be defined in the educational plan required in Subparagraph (b)(5) of this Rule;

(3)           written educational policies and procedures that include:

(A)          the written educational policies and procedures set forth in Rule .0601(b)(4) of this Section;

(B)          the delivery of cognitive and psychomotor examinations in a manner that will protect and limit the potential for exploitation of such content and material;

(C)          the exam item validation process utilized for the development of validated cognitive examinations;

(D)          the selection and monitoring of all in-state and out-of-state clinical education and field internship sites;

(E)           the selection and monitoring of all educational institutionally approved clinical education and field internship preceptors;

(F)           utilization of EMS preceptors providing feedback to the student and EMS program;

(G)          the evaluation of preceptors by their students, including the frequency of evaluations;

(H)          the evaluation of the clinical education and field internship sites by their students, including the frequency of evaluations; and

(I)            completion of an annual evaluation of the program to identify any correctable deficiencies;

(4)           an Educational Medical Advisor that meets the criteria as defined in the "North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians: Standards for Medical Oversight and Data Collection;" and

(5)           written educational policies and procedures describing the delivery of educational programs, the record-keeping system detailing student attendance and performance, and the selection and monitoring of EMS instructors.

(c)  For initial courses, Advanced Educational Institutions shall meet all requirements defined in Paragraph (b) of this Rule, and have a Level II EMS Instructor as lead instructor for AEMT and Paramedic initial courses. The lead instructor shall be credentialed at a level equal to or higher than the course offered.

(d)  Basic and Advanced EMS Educational Institution credentials shall be valid for a period of four years, unless the institution is accredited in accordance with Rule .0605 of this Section.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-508(d)(4); 143-508(d)(13);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2002;

Eff. January 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. January 1,  2009;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2017.