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 515.985 OFF-ROAD SEMSV REQUIREMENTS


 

Section 515.985  Off-Road SEMSV Requirements

 

In addition to the requirements specified in Sections 515.900 and 515.920 of this Part, an SEMSV Program utilizing off-road SEMS vehicles shall submit a Program Plan that includes the following:

 

a)         Documentation of the Medical Director's credentials as required by Section 515.920(e) of this Part, and a statement signed by the Medical Director containing his or her commitment to the following duties and responsibilities:

 

1)         The supervision and management of the program;

 

2)         Supervising and evaluating the quality of patient care provided by the off-road SEMSV crew;

 

3)         Providing medical advice/expertise on the use, need and special requirements of off-road SEMSV transfer;

 

4)         Submitting documentation assuring the qualifications of the off-road SEMSV crew; and

 

5)         Assuring appropriate staffing of the off-road SEMS vehicle:

 

A)        For Advanced Life Support (ALS) operations, the vehicle shall be staffed by a minimum of one EMT-P, registered nurse or physician and one other EMT, registered nurse or physician, one of whom may also be the driver of the off-road SEMS vehicle; and

 

B)        For Basic Life Support (BLS) operations, the vehicle shall be staffed by a minimum of two EMTs, registered nurses or physicians, one of whom may also be the driver of the off-road SEMS vehicle;

 

b)         The SEMSV Medical Director's list of required medical equipment and drugs for use on the off-road SEMSV (see Section 515.995 of this Part);

 

c)         The SEMSV Medical Director's standing orders (treatment protocols, standard operating procedures);

 

d)         A description of the communications system linking the off-road SEMSV with the SEMSV medical control point;

 

e)         A description and map of the service area for each vehicle;

 

f)         The identification number and description of all vehicles used in the program;

 

g)         An agreement/contract with a licensed ground provider for transportation of patients; and

 

h)         A description of the EMS System's method of providing emergency medical services using the SEMSV Program.

 

(Source:  Added at 21 Ill. Reg. 5170, effective April 15, 1997)