4765.41 Local written protocols.

The medical director or cooperating physician advisory board of each emergency medical service organization shall establish written protocols to be followed by first responders, emergency medical technicians-basic, emergency medical technicians-intermediate, and emergency medical technicians-paramedic in performing emergency medical services when communications have failed or the required response prevents communication and the life of the patient is in immediate danger. Those protocols shall be consistent with applicable trauma triage protocols adopted under division (A) or approved under division (B)(2) of section 4765.40 of the Revised Code, but may direct to an adult or pediatric trauma center emergency victims that the applicable trauma triage protocols do not require to be transported to an adult or pediatric trauma center.

Effective Date: 11-03-2000