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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 May 18, 2017

The review and comment period by stakeholders for development and adoption of the Sonoma County EMS Ordinance has been initiated. The stakeholder comment period will close August 8, 2017. 

Please forward comments to:

James Salvante, EMS Coordinator
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-565-6510 FAX
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Posted April 14, 2017 - Public comment period closed.

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.



Posted April 10, 2017 - Public comment period closed.

 

Please find attached the public comment draft version of the 2017 revision of the CVEMSA Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Plan.

CVEMSA appreciates the diligent, thoughtful work of the Fire and EMS provider agencies and CVEMSA paramedics participating in the MCI Plan Revision Workgroup. Please distribute widely within your organization and to those groups you represent or email distribution lists you manage for CVEMSA.

The public comment period will be open through June 6, 2017. Comments should be sent via email to:

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Thank you in advance for your review and input on this revision.


Posted March 7, 2017 - Public comment period closed.

Please find attached public comment versions of the following revised or new Coastal Valleys EMS Agency Administrative Guidelines:

4009 Provision of ALS Care Outside LEMSA Areapdf

This Guideline is intended to incorporate current Fireline Paramedic authorization, adding the other types of authorized deployment of ALS providers under CVEMSA medical control outside of the LEMSA area.

4010 ALS Special Use Medicpdf

Updated version of a current Guideline addressing the authorized use of paramedics at special events.

4011 Public Safety Defibrillationpdf

Updated version of a current Guideline intended to align CVEMSA requirements for medical control with California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 22 Div. 9 chapter 1.5.

4012 APOT (Ambulance Patient Offload) Timespdf

New Guideline intended to align CVEMSA requirements with Health and Safety Code Section (HSC) 1797.225.

2012 Special Events-Limited Paramedic Accreditationpdf

New Guideline providing a process to issue limited-term paramedic accreditation for special event coverage within the CVEMSA area. Intended to address the increasing number of special events within the LEMSA area with the potential to impact the EMS system. Provides for limited authorization for California-licensed paramedics to operate at basic scope of practice under CVEMSA medical control for special event coverage if employed by an authorized CVEMSA ALS Provider agency.   

These policies are open for a 60-day public comment period closing May 5, 2017. Please direct all comments via email to:

Thomas Hinrichs, ALS Coordinator
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Please assist us in reaching all system stakeholders by forwarding this message along with the policy attachments to the appropriate members of your organization as well as any stakeholder groups for whom you are the EMS Agency Liaison. EMS Agency staff look forward to hearing your feedback on these policy drafts.

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