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Posted on in Policy Updates

Posted June 8, 2017

The review and comment period for development and adoption of the following administrative guidelines has been initiated. Please review carefully and submit comments. This public comment period will close August 8, 2017.

Coastal Valleys EMS Agency is in the process of creating a new tier to our current Paramedic Accreditation to include Flight Paramedic Accreditation.

A revised process for flight paramedic accreditation has been developed to recognize the unique needs air ambulance providers and personnel have when working in a multijurisdictional capacity.

The policy removes a number of ground accreditation requirements from the flight paramedic accreditation process. CVEMSA will be moving this entire process into the ImageTrend licensure module in the future.

CVEMSA accredited paramedics currently working as flight personnel will be grandfathered to flight paramedic accreditation status at no charge. New flight paramedics who wish to work both for air and ground transport (or air rescue) will need to apply for and complete both accreditation processes to receive Paramedic and Flight Paramedic Accreditation.

Please forward comments via fax or email to:

Thomas Hinrichs ALS Coordinator-Policy Development
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-565-6510 FAX
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Posted on in Policy Updates

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services-Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has expanded and extended the stakeholder engagement process for the proposal to update the current Emergency Medical Services Ordinance for the County of Sonoma. Our goal is to have a robust group of individuals participating in the process, as partners and the public are critical to the creation of a strong and effective ordinance that both protects the public and adheres to state law.

We will be holding a series of public workshops at various locations across Sonoma County at dates and times that are still to be determined. Our vision is to include individuals from ambulance provider agencies, healthcare facilities, public safety and fire departments as well as from local government agencies. We will be posting additional information as our planning progresses in hopes that a wide range of stakeholders will engage with us in this process.

If you have any additional partners you would like included on notifications and in further outreach opportunities, please contact:

James Salvante, EMS Coordinator
Ph: (707) 565-6503
Fax: (707) 565-6510
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We look forward to working together with you on a collaborative, transparent and accountable process to update the County's EMS Ordinance.

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The agenda for the June 1, 2017 meeting of the Mendocino Emergency Medical Care Committee is now available.

Posted on in Committees

The agenda for the April 24, 2017 meeting of the Sonoma County Emergency Medical Care Council is now available.

The agenda for the April 24, 2017 meeting of the Regional Medical Advisory (MAC) Committee is now available.

Posted on in Policy Updates

Attached is the Public Safety Narcan policy for public comment.

Public Comment period is 60 days and comments can be submitted to Tom Hinrichs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-6501
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