Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Rules

Pursuant to GS 150B-21.3A, Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules, all rules are reviewed at least every 10 years or they shall expire. As a result of the periodic review of subchapter 10A NCAC 13P, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Rules, 29 rules were determined as "Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," thus necessitating readoption. In addition, to ensure these rules are kept contemporary and stay in line with industry standards, revisions are routinely made to these rules in collaboration with stakeholders, clients, state and local officials, and members of the general public. These proposed rules are the result of these on-going efforts and the readoption process. The proposed changes address all areas required for supporting the growth in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) industry and the changes that have occurred with national EMS standards. The overall effect of incorporating these changes will benefit the quality of care provided to the citizens of North Carolina, expand opportunities for growth for EMS personnel, and provide additional opportunities for entities regulated by these rules to provide services otherwise prohibited under the current standards. These proposed readoptions, amendments and adoptions will strengthen the regulations by keeping the citizens and visitors of North Carolina safe and provided with the best possible health treatment and care.