(A) Subject to section 4765.07 of the Revised Code, and the availability of funds as determined in accordance with this chapter, the board may review and award grants according to the following priorities:
(1) First priority shall be given to emergency medical service organizations for the training of personnel, for the purchase of equipment and vehicles, and to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of emergency medical services in this state. In this category, the board shall give priority to grants that fund training and equipping of emergency medical service personnel;
(2) Second priority shall be given to entities that research, test, and evaluate medical procedures and systems related to adult and pediatric trauma care;
(3) Third priority shall be given to entities that research the causes, nature, and effects of traumatic injuries, educate the public about injury prevention, and implement, test, and evaluate injury prevention strategies.
(4) Fourth priority shall be given to entities that research, test and evaluate procedures that promote rehabilitation, retraining, and reemployment of adult or pediatric trauma victims and social service support mechanisms for adult or pediatric trauma victims and their families
(5) Fifth priority shall be given to entities that conduct research on, test, or evaluate one or more of the following:
(a) Procedures governing the performance of emergency medical services in this state;
(b) The training of emergency medical service personnel;
(c) The staff of emergency medical service organizations.
(6) For grants distributed for the grant award years occurring not later than the award year ending June 30, 2017, sixth priority shall be given to entities that operate EMS training programs at the paramedic level and are seeking national accreditation of the EMS training program at the paramedic level.
(B) To be eligible for a grant distributed pursuant to paragraph (A)(6) of this rule, an applicant for the grant shall meet all of the following conditions:
(1) Hold a certificate of accreditation issued by the board pursuant to section 4765.17 of the Revised Code to operate an EMS training program at the paramedic level;
(2) Be seeking initial national accreditation of the EMS training program at the paramedic level from an accrediting organization as approved by the board;
(3) Apply for the national accreditation on or after February 25, 2010.
(C) The grant program shall be funded from the trauma emergency medical services grant fund created by section 4513.263 of the Revised Code.
(D) Equipment may be purchased with grant funds provided that the equipment will be retained by the grantee and used in accordance with the terms of the grant award for the useful life of the equipment.
(E) Unless otherwise expressly waived by the board, grants awarded for research projects are subject to all of the following:
(1) Grant funds may not be used to purchase or acquire equipment for use in research projects; however, grant funds may be used to defray the costs of renting or leasing equipment involved in a research project;
(2) Grantee shall comply with all state and federal statutes and regulations applicable to the project;
(3) All data, information, copyrights, or patents resulting from such research projects are, and shall remain the property of the state of Ohio.
(4) Grantee shall submit to the board a final report on any findings and conclusions of the research project within sixty days after completion of the project.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/16/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.07 R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.07
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/95, 6/29/01, 1/13/02