4765-6-02 General provisions.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this chapter and Chapters 4765-01 to 4765-10 and 4765-12 to 4765-19 of the Administrative Code, see rule 4765-1-03 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) An EMS training program for a certificate to practice as an emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician and paramedic shall meet all knowledge and skill standards set forth in rules 4765-12-05 , 4765-15-05 , 4765-16-06 , and 4765-17-04 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The "National EMS Education Standards" (August, 2009) approved by NHTSA, shall be used as a guideline for development of all EMS training curriculum, which can be found at EMS website at http://ems.ohio.gov/ems_education.stm.

(C) An EMS training program shall be taught through an EMS accredited institution pursuant to section 4765.15 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(D) An EMS continuing education program shall be taught through an EMS accredited or EMS approved institution pursuant to section 4765.15 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(E) All EMS training programs shall be taught by a person who holds a certificate to teach at the level appropriate for the course, pursuant to section 4765.16 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(F) An EMS training program for advanced emergency medical technician or paramedic, with the approval of the program director and program medical director, may accept previous training of the student, by documenting the student's competency in the objectives, as established by the board for the section that credit is given. The training program shall assess the student's competency through written and practical testing.

(1) Any student in an advanced emergency medical technician or paramedic program who is given credit for previous training, shall possess a certificate to practice as an emergency medical technician issued by the board pursuant to section 4765.30 of the Revised Code, prior to receiving credit for an advanced emergency medical technician or paramedic training program.

(2) No previous training credit shall be given to a student for certification as an emergency medical responder or emergency medical technician.

Replaces: 4765-6-02

Effective: 05/29/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/13/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.16
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96, 2/22/99