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Actually you do need your own medical director in order to operate a BLS Service or a QRS Services. In some regions, the regional medical director will sign off on QRS services, but BLS does need a medical director in order to operate. BLS services need several things that require you to have your own director in order to purchase.Originally posted by MedicStudentJon@Aug 13 2005, 07:27 PM
In PA..... I've never heard that... I belive it is covered under the state BLS protocols.... you don't need command to be a BLS service.. I assume O2 in PA is covered under the state protocols signed by the the state Medical Director....
You need one in order to be stocked with and use the MAST suit, an AED, purchase a contract for oxygen supply, purchase EPI, purchase irrigation fluids (at least in 90% of the current catalogs). My company uses only Moore and BoundTree. Moore requires us to go to our MD and get sigs every six months on a list of items we purchase every month. Also you need an MD signature seven times in the state Ambulance Licensure packet to approve your 2nd due coverage areas, your mutual aid, your AED, your crew, your crews approval to use the AED, The EPI, and a paper citing his credentials.