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 515.935 EMS PILOT SPECIFICATIONS


 

Section 515.935  EMS Pilot Specifications

 

a)         Approval for EMS System participation for a pilot shall be valid for a period of one year and may be renewed by the Medical Director if the pilot has completed renewal training, which shall include, but is not limited to, the requirements of subsections (b)(1) and (5)(A) through (H) or subsections (c)(1) and (3)(A) through (F) of this Section.

 

1)         For helicopter programs only:

 

A)        Four EMS pilots per helicopter, excluding relief support, shall be dedicated to the SEMSV Program.  Temporary staffing by three full-time pilots is permitted for no more than six months while finding and training a replacement pilot.

 

B)        An EMS pilot assigned to SEMSV duty shall be physically present at the aircraft base to assure timely response.

 

C)        An EMS pilot assigned to SEMSV duty shall be provided with work space to carry out assigned duties.  If duty time exceeds 12 continuous hours, separate sleeping quarters shall be provided to assure physical rest.

 

2)         For fixed-wing programs only:  One EMS pilot per aircraft who will respond within one-half hour from the receipt of the request.

 

b)         Each EMS pilot assigned to a helicopter shall be approved for participation in an EMS System by the Medical Director and shall meet the following requirements:

 

1)         Compliance with subparts E and F of Air Taxi Operations and Commercial Operators (14 CFR 135).

 

2)         A minimum of 2000 flight hours with a minimum of 1500 rotorcraft flight hours and the following stipulations:

 

A)        Factory school or equivalent (ground and flight);

 

B)        A minimum of 1000 hours as the pilot in command (PIC) in a rotorcraft;

 

C)        100 flight hours at night, unaided; and

 

            D)        A minimum of 500 hours of turbine time.

 

3)         A minimum of five hours day/night area flight orientation, of which two hours must be at night, and, in the judgment of the SEMSV Medical Director, special terrain flight orientation.

 

4)         Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (IFR Currency is recommended).

 

5)         Documentation of completion of training that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

A)        Judgment and decision making;

 

B)        Local routine operating procedures, including day and night operations;

 

C)        Flight by reference to instruments, including Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) recovery;

 

D)        Regional area weather phenomena;

 

E)        Area terrain hazards;

 

F)         Scene procedures;

 

G)        EMS System and SEMSV Program communications requirements;

 

H)        Orientation to each hospital/pre-hospital health care system affiliated with the SEMSV Program; and

 

I)         Crew resource management training.

 

c)         Each pilot assigned to a fixed-wing aircraft shall be approved by the Medical Director for participation in an EMS System and shall meet the following requirements:

 

1)         Compliance with subparts E and F of Air Taxi Operations and Commercial Operators (14 CFR 135);

 

2)         The pilot shall have a minimum of 2000 flight hours; a minimum of 1000 flight hours as PIC in a fixed wing aircraft; 100 night flight hours and 25 hours in the specific make and model of aircraft before flying as the PIC on patient missions; or completion of a commercially established training program for the specific make and model air craft and the successful completion of the check ride;

 

3)         Provide documentation of completion of training that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

A)        Judgment and decision making;

 

B)        Local routine operating procedures, including day and night operations;

 

C)        Flight by reference to instruments, including Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) recovery;

 

D)        Regional area weather phenomena;

 

E)        Area terrain hazards;

 

F)         EMS System and SEMSV Program communications requirements; and

 

G)        Crew resource management training.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 16304, effective July 18, 2014)