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Scope of Practice for Each State

Discussion in 'EMS Talk' started by WuLabsWuTecH, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. WuLabsWuTecH

    WuLabsWuTecH Active Member

    Hi All!

    I found the following as the scope of practice in Ohio: http://www.ems.ohio.gov/PDF/EMS_SCOPE_Practice0608.pdf

    I was wondering if there are similar files/sites for other states. I'm particularly interested in Missouri since I'll be splitting my time between St. Louis, MO and Columbus, OH.

    Feel free to add your state(s)'s scope of practice as well and maybe we can keep a kind of a database for easy reference!


    ---------List of States---------

    California: (JPINFV)
    EMT-One (Basic): http://www.emsa.ca.gov/personnel/files/emt/FinalApprovedChapter3242007.pdf (Starts on bottom of page 6)
    EMT-Two (Intermediate): http://www.emsa.ca.gov/personnel/files/emt/regs3.pdf (Starts on page 2. )
    EMT-Paramedic:http://www.emsa.ca.gov/paramedic/files/scopechart.pdf (listed by county)

    Colorado: http://www.dora.state.co.us/medical/rules/500.pdf

    beow is added for the paramedics in state
    http://www.dora.state.co.us/medical/Rules/800.pdf (zacdac89)

    Georgia: http://health.state.ga.us/programs/ems/Resource%20Documents/R-P-01-A%20Scope%20of%20Practice%20for%20EMS%20Personnel/R-P01-A-%20Scope%20of%20Practice%20for%20EMS%20Personnel.pdf

    Iowa: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/ems/common/pdf/scope_of_practice.pdf

    Mississippi: http://www.ems.doh.ms.gov/pdf/ems_rules_regs_2-08.pdf (The EMT-B starts at about page 91 with scope defined starting at page 103.) (Ventmedic)

    Ohio: http://www.ems.ohio.gov/PDF/EMS_SCOPE_Practice0608.pdf

    Oregon: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ems/docs/scope.pdf

    Wisconsin: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/License_certification/scope_of_practice.htm

    List updated 9 July 2008 by WuLabsWuTecH. Thanks to those who helped me find these links whose names are in parentheses after the state they found!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 10, 2008
  2. KEVD18

    KEVD18 New Member

    you can find the mass state protocols for review at the mass state oems website if your interested. i dont feel like digging up a link right now.
  3. rhan101277

    rhan101277 Active Member

    I wish I could find this information for Mississippi. I found the EMS site but it has no info on protocols.
  4. WuLabsWuTecH

    WuLabsWuTecH Active Member

    I would assume that protocols would not be on a state site since protocols are designated by each department/hospital/company's medical director. I was looking for a legal scope of practice. I'll update my OP as I get more but I can't find one for missouri right now and massacussets was not easily found either.
  5. VentMedic

    VentMedic New Member


    The EMT-B starts at about page 91 with scope defined starting at page 103.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 4, 2008
  6. VentMedic

    VentMedic New Member

    California's EMSA gives authority to each individual county.

    JPINFV Gadfly

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  8. Jon

    Jon Administrator Community Leader

    Southeastern PA
    EMS Training:
    I'm not sure about scope of practice, but for PA:

    State OEMS Website: http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?Q=237548

    BLS Protocols: http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/lib/health/ems/bls_protocols_2004.pdf

    ALS Protocols: http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/lib/health/ems/als_protocols-effective_07-01-07.pdf

    In PA, ALS and BLS protocols are now state-wide. On the ALS side, there are a few options that are service medical director options... including medication facilitated intubation.

    And I merged the post, WuLabsWuTech
  9. rhan101277

    rhan101277 Active Member

  10. VentMedic

    VentMedic New Member

    Your medical director will use the state's statutes to make the protocols you will follow.
  11. zacdav89

    zacdav89 Member

    mouatians colorado
    EMS Training:
  12. WuLabsWuTecH

    WuLabsWuTecH Active Member

    For some reason the edit button is still not appearing in my original post for me to be able to add these links to the main post. I was hoping to be able to just keep a running list there with the date retrieved and then alphabatize the list by state.

    Oh and thanks to whoever stickied this!
  13. ffemt8978

    ffemt8978 Forum Vice-Principal Community Leader

    A location near you....probably
    EMS Training:
    The edit button disappears after 15 minutes. However, you can PM me with a list of changes you'd like to make to the original post and I will fix it.

    And you're welcome. :)
  14. seanm028

    seanm028 New Member

    I've been having trouble finding Arizona's. If anyone has it, I'd appreciate the addition.
  15. Jeremy89

    Jeremy89 New Member

    Tempe, AZ
    EMS Training:
  16. seanm028

    seanm028 New Member

    Thanks. I've actually seen that before, but I was hoping to find something that talked about general procedures, not just drugs. I have searched around the BEMS site for more info, so I think I might have to call them soon.
  17. WuLabsWuTecH

    WuLabsWuTecH Active Member

    Ok here is where i stopped on the 9th of July

    I pmed you ffemt with the changes. Keep any more you find coming and I'll have them updated to the master list in the OP.
  18. emtc9019

    emtc9019 New Member

  19. rchristi

    rchristi New Member

    EMS Training:

    Minnesota is writing model protocols, but does not intend to make them a state standard for scope of care.
  20. ride2k

    ride2k Member

    Louisville, KY

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