Ohio Rule Changes Affect EMT, Paramedic Scope of Practice
Three amended rules become effective January 31, 2021
Ohio law authorizes state agencies to adopt, amend, or rescind rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code (RC).
Three amended scope of practice rules were final filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on November 20, 2020 and will become effective on January 1, 2021.
Each amended rule can be viewed at The Register of Ohio Website by entering its eight-digit rule number:
4765-15-04 Emergency medical technician scope of practice.
4765-16-04 Advanced emergency medical technician scope of practice.
4765-17-03 Paramedic scope of practice.
The amended rules require the use of diagnostic waveform capnography in the presence of invasive airway management.
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A SUMMARY OF KEY CHANGES ONLY. NOT ALL OF THE CHANGES ARE LISTED. PLEASE REFER TO THE RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL RULE TO SEE THE COMPLETE CHANGES FOR EACH RULE.
Additional information about the rule review process is available at the EMS “Laws & Rules” Web page.
Contact the Division of EMS about the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) administrative rules at firstname.lastname@example.org