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 515.700 EMS LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Section 515.700 EMS Lead Instructor
a) All education, training and continuing education courses for EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P, Pre-Hospital RN, ECRN, First Responder and Emergency Medical Dispatcher shall be coordinated by at least one approved EMS Lead Instructor. A program may use more than one EMS Lead Instructor. A single EMS Lead Instructor may simultaneously coordinate more than one program or course. (Section 3.65(b)(5) of the Act)
b) To apply to take the EMS Lead Instructor's examination, the candidate shall submit:
1) Documentation of experience and education in accordance with subsection (c);
2) A fee of $50 in the form of a money order or certified check made payable to the Department (cash or a personal check will not be accepted);
3) A letter from the EMS MD saying he/she will approve the course conducted by the candidate;
4) An EMS Lead Instructor application form prescribed by the Department, which shall include, but not be limited to, name, address, and resume.
c) An EMS Lead Instructor shall meet at least the following minimum experience and education requirements:
1) A current license as an EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P, RN or physician;
2) A minimum of four years of experience in pre-hospital emergency care;
3) At least two years of documented teaching experience;
4) Documented classroom teaching experience, i.e., BTLS, PHTLS, CPR, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS);
5) Documented successful completion of the Illinois EMS Instructor Education Course or equivalent to the National Standard Curriculum for EMS Instructors.
d) Upon the applicant's completion of the EMS Lead Instructor examination with a score of at least 80 percent, the Department will approve the individual as an EMS Lead Instructor. The approval will be valid for four years.
e) EMT-I and EMT-P Lead Instructors shall attend a Department-approved curriculum review course whenever revisions are made to the National Standard Curricula for Basic, Intermediate, and/or Paramedic.
f) To renew approval for another four-year period, the EMS Lead Instructor shall submit to the Department at least 60 days, but not more than 90 days, prior to the approval expiration:
1) A letter of support from an EMS MD indicating that the EMS Lead Instructor has satisfactorily coordinated programs for the EMS System at any time during the four-year period;
2) Documentation of at least 10 hours of continuing education annually (Programs used to fulfill other professional continuing education requirements, i.e., EMT, nursing, may also be used to meet this requirement.); and
3) Documentation of attendance at a Department-approved curriculum review course, if applicable, in accordance with subsection (e).
g) The Department shall, in accordance with Section 515.160 of this Part, suspend or revoke the approval of an EMS Lead Instructor, after an opportunity for a hearing, when findings show the EMS Lead Instructor has failed:
1) To conduct a course in accordance with the curriculum prescribed by the Act and/or this Part; or
2) To comply with protocols prescribed by this Part. (Section 3.65(b)(7) of the Act)
h) The EMS Lead Instructor shall be responsible for the following:
1) 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; and
2) 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.
(Source: Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 16304, effective July 18, 2014)