TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.510 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-INTERMEDIATE TRAINING
Section 515.510 Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate Training
a) An EMT-I training program shall be conducted only by an EMS System or a community college under the direction of the EMS System.
b) Applications for approval of EMT-I Training Programs shall be filed with the Department on forms prescribed by the Department. The application shall contain, at a minimum, name of applicant, agency and address, type of training program, lead instructor's name and address, dates of the training program, and names and signatures of the EMS MD and EMS System Coordinator.
c) Applications for approval, including a copy of the class schedule and course syllabus, shall be submitted at least 60 days before the first scheduled class.
d) The EMS Medical Director of the EMS System shall attest on the application form that the training program shall be conducted according to the United States Department of Transportation's National Standard Curriculum. The course hours shall minimally include 200 hours of didactic education and 150 hours of clinical experience, which includes hospital and field internship experience. The curriculum shall include training in the use of epinephrine for both adults and children for application in the treatment of allergic reaction and anaphylaxis.
e) The EMT-I training program shall be under the direction of the EMS MD and the EMS System Coordinator.
f) The EMS System shall designate an EMS Lead Instructor, who shall be approved by the Department based on the requirements of Section 515.700.
g) The EMS Lead Instructor shall be an EMT-I, an EMT-P, a Registered Professional Nurse or a physician and shall have four years of experience in emergency care as a provider and two years of teaching experience in a classroom setting.
h) The Lead Instructor for the training class shall be responsible for ensuring that no EMT training class begins until after the Department issues its formal written pre- approval, which shall be in the form of a numeric site approval code.
i) The Lead Instructor for the training class shall be responsible for ensuring that all materials presented to EMT students conform to all curriculum requirements of both the Department and the EMS system granting its approval. Methods of assessment or intervention that are not approved by both the Department and the EMS System shall not be taught or presented.
j) Any change, except for an emergency change (e.g., weather or instructor illness) in the EMT-I training program's EMS MD, EMS System Coordinator and/or EMS Lead Instructor, shall require an amendment to be filed with the Department.
k) A candidate for an EMT-I training program must have a current Illinois EMT-B license.
l) Before a candidate is accepted into the program, documentation shall be submitted that an EMS System vehicle will be available to accommodate field experience.
m) Each approved training program shall submit a student roster within 10 days after the first class as well as a student roster indicating successful or unsuccessful completion within 10 days after the last class. An examination roster shall be submitted to the Department prior to the deadline date for examination.
n) After an EMT-I candidate has completed and passed all components of the training program, and passed the National Registry examination or the Department examination when available, the EMSMD shall submit to the Department a transaction card (Form No. IL 482-0837) concerning that individual.
o) All approved programs shall maintain class and student records for seven years, and these shall be made available to the Department upon request.
(Source: Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 16304, effective July 18, 2014)