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 515.520 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-PARAMEDIC TRAINING
Section 515.520 Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Training
a) An EMT-P 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-P 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, 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 MD 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 EMT-P training program shall include all components of the National Standard Curriculum. The course hours shall minimally include 450 hours of didactic education and 500 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 reactions and anaphylaxis.
e) The EMT-P training program's lead coordinators shall be the EMS MD and the EMS System Coordinator.
f) 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.
g) 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.
h) Any change, except for an emergency change (e.g., weather or instructor illness) in the EMT-P training program's EMS Medical Director and/or EMS System Coordinator, shall require an amendment to be filed with the Department.
i) A candidate for an EMT-P training program must have a current Illinois EMT-B or EMT-I license.
j) Before a candidate is accepted into the program, documentation shall be submitted that an EMS System vehicle will be available to accommodate field internship needs.
k) 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.
l) After an EMT-P candidate has completed and passed all components of the training program, and passed the Department or National Registry examination, the EMSMD shall submit to the Department a transaction card (Form No. IL 482-0837) concerning that individual.
m) 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)