Scope of Practice for Each State - Discussion

TransportJockey

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TransportJockey

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Hey I'm trying here.
Not saying that to be rude or knock you down. Just clarifying for people who aren't from here.
 

NUEMT

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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!

-Wu

---------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 Documents/R-P-01-A Scope of Practice for EMS Personnel/R-P01-A- Scope of Practice for EMS Personnel.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!

Not sure if mentioned yet but this site is maintained sort of automatically as I understand from the webmaster.

http://www.emsprotocols.org/
 

savemachine

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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!

-Wu

---------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 Documents/R-P-01-A Scope of Practice for EMS Personnel/R-P01-A- Scope of Practice for EMS Personnel.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!
Thank you for your forum post. I greatly appreciate the websites that you have researched for the public to view about the scope of practice. I know that Virginia's scope of practice is stated in the board of nursing in Virginia. I believe that if you just look at the board of nursing websites in all of the states of America, that should be OK. They should have a practice acts for nursing and all health care professions.
 

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Thank you for your forum post. I greatly appreciate the websites that you have researched for the public to view about the scope of practice. I know that Virginia's scope of practice is stated in the board of nursing in Virginia. I believe that if you just look at the board of nursing websites in all of the states of America, that should be OK. They should have a practice acts for nursing and all health care professions.
Nope. Not even close.
 

TransportJockey

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Why would my NM scope of practice ve listed on a nursing website? (Hint: it's not). And in Texas we dont even have a state scope :) We are not regulated, thank the gods, by the nursing profession
 

savemachine

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Hi All!

Thank you for the state nurses practice act of Ohio. I greatly appreciate the information. Virginia is the state that I live in and it has a lot of nurse practice acts. For example, an LPN in Virginia can give an IV to a patient and also do piggyback as well depending on the education and experience that the LPN nurse has had. A CNA in Virginia does basic care, but they can obtain more education and then do more nursing duties like give medications. So, there are a lot of things that nurses can do in Virginia. Thank you again for talking about your state.

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!

-Wu

---------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 Documents/R-P-01-A Scope of Practice for EMS Personnel/R-P01-A- Scope of Practice for EMS Personnel.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!
 

savemachine

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I live in Virginia and we also like many states have state practice acts that involve nursing. Here is one of the links that talks about Virginia's state practice acts:
http://www.allnurses.com/ . . . /Virginia nursing

That website tells about nursing in Virginia. You can also go to the search engine http://www.google.com and type in "nurse practice acts in Virginia." That will also tell you and give you information about Virginia's practice acts in nursing. I hope this was helpful to you.
 

STXmedic

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I live in Virginia and we also like many states have state practice acts that involve nursing. Here is one of the links that talks about Virginia's state practice acts:
http://www.allnurses.com/ . . . /Virginia nursing

That website tells about nursing in Virginia. You can also go to the search engine http://www.google.com and type in "nurse practice acts in Virginia." That will also tell you and give you information about Virginia's practice acts in nursing. I hope this was helpful to you.
What?... It looks like VA has their own Department of EMS, separate from nursing, with their own scope of practice...
 

savemachine

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Virginia's nurse practice act can be found in the Virginia Board of Nursing Website. It clearly states what each nurse whether they are a CNA, LPN, ADN, or BSN and nurse practioners can do in the state of Virginia. The board of nursing in Virginia is located in Henrico, VA. which is near Richmond which is the capital of Virginia.
 

STXmedic

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Virginia's nurse practice act can be found in the Virginia Board of Nursing Website. It clearly states what each nurse whether they are a CNA, LPN, ADN, or BSN and nurse practioners can do in the state of Virginia. The board of nursing in Virginia is located in Henrico, VA. which is near Richmond which is the capital of Virginia.
Why do you keep bringing up nursing?
 

Akulahawk

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Virginia's nurse practice act can be found in the Virginia Board of Nursing Website. It clearly states what each nurse whether they are a CNA, LPN, ADN, or BSN and nurse practioners can do in the state of Virginia. The board of nursing in Virginia is located in Henrico, VA. which is near Richmond which is the capital of Virginia.
We thank you for the information you have provided, however this forum isn't primarily nursing related as it is for the Emergency Medical Services (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) folks and discussions. This thread is primarily to list and discuss various the Scope of Practice of EMS personnel across the various US States. Virginia does have its own EMS board, which is separate from the State BON there.

Yes, we do have quite a few members that are Nurses, but the majority are not. I'm one of a few members that hold a license as a Registered Nurse and a Paramedic and my licenses are current. I, like a few others here, am also a member of AllNurses. Being that I'm both a Paramedic and an RN, I have to be very cognizant of which "hat" I'm wearing at the moment as that can impact my authorized scope of practice. While my scope of practice is generally wider as an RN, the autonomy I have as a Paramedic is greater as I'm more functionally independent as long as I'm utilizing the protocols (I don't have to ask "mother, may I").
 

savemachine

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I live in Virginia and we have a board called Virginia Board of Nursing. My name is under the nurse aide registry of Virginia because I have taken the certification test in 1999. When I just became certified, the board of nursing in Virginia gave me a paper copy of the scope of nursing for CNA's in Virginia and it basically states basic patient care. Every state has there own state nursing practice acts.
 

TransportJockey

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I live in Virginia and we have a board called Virginia Board of Nursing. My name is under the nurse aide registry of Virginia because I have taken the certification test in 1999. When I just became certified, the board of nursing in Virginia gave me a paper copy of the scope of nursing for CNA's in Virginia and it basically states basic patient care. Every state has there own state nursing practice acts.
Good for you? But what does this have to do with ems? Nursing SOP is different and under different boards or state offices.

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