Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-179-12 - Mobile intensive care services (MICS): MICS authorization for patient treatment and establishment of mobile intensive care services

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Establishment of Mobile Intensive Care Services
(1) A proposal for the establishment of a mobile intensive care service (MICS) shall be submitted to OEMS at least 45 days prior to its anticipated implementation. This proposal must contain:
(A) A plan identifying the relationship between the MICS applicant and the sponsor hospital. This relationship shall be documented by a written agreement between the MICS applicant and the hospital's chief executive officer, and the proposal shall include a copy of this agreement. This agreement shall specifically include the standards for MIC personnel and programs set forth in Secs. 19a-179-10, 19a-179-16 and 19a-179-17 of these regulations.
(B) A statement that the MICS will provide adequate and qualified personnel to ensure that the MICS will be continuously available on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, basis.
(2) OEMS will notify the appropriate regional council within five (5) days of receipt of an MICS application. Each regional council will consider the application and make its recommendations to OEMS within forty (40) days. Where a regional council recommendation is not adopted, OEMS will provide written comments to the appropriate regional council.
(3) MIC activities shall be subject to medical control and direction by sponsor hospitals.
(4) MIC personnel shall be under the supervision and direction of a physician at the sponsor hospital from which they are receiving medical direction.
(5) MIC services shall be under the control of the MIC medical director, or his or her designee, such as an on-line emergency department staff member.
(6) To be approved by the OEMS as a sponsor hospital, a hospital must:
(A) Be licensed under C.G.S. Sec. 19a-490 through Sec. 19a-493, inclusive;
(B) Appoint an emergency department staff person as liaison to the MIC personnel;
(C) Have two-way radio communications system interface with the capability to provide prehospital medical direction;
(D) Appoint an MIC medical director who shall be responsible for the following:
(i) Appropriateness of current operating protocols.
(ii) Assurance of medical supervision and training of MIC personnel.
(iii) Review of MIC personnel medical performance.
(iv) Withholding of medical authorization and the recommendation of suspension of MIC personnel from the system when in the interest of patient care, in accordance with Sec. 19a-179-15(c) of these regulations on licensure and certification.
(7) Each sponsor hospital must provide OEMS with documentation that shall include:
(A) A description of the role that the hospital is to have in the MIC system.
(B) A description of the procedures to be followed by MIC personnel in obtaining medical direction.
(C) The treatment protocols to be used.
(D) Procedure for modification of treatment protocols.
(E) A description of the quality assurance function.
(8) Upon completion of the requirements of subdivisions (5) and (6) above, OEMS shall approve the hospital as a sponsor hospital. Such approval shall continue so long as:
(A) The hospital continues to meet the requirements of subdivision (5) above, and
(B) The hospital notifies OEMS of any changes in the information supplied to OEMS pursuant to subdivision (6) above within thirty (30) days thereof.
(9) Any service providing mobile intensive care on the effective date of these regulations shall have twelve (12) months to comply with these regulations.
(b) MICS Authorization for Patient Treatment
(1) Certified MIC personnel functioning with an approved MICS are authorized to perform the following medical care treatments under medical control:
(A) EMT-Intermediates (EMT-I's) may:
(i) Administer intravenous solutions.
(ii) Apply pneumatic antishock garment.
(iii) Perform pulmonary ventilation by esophogeal obturator airway or esopho-geal-gastric tube airway.
(B) EMT-Paramedics (EMT-P's) may:
(i) Administer intravenous solutions.
(ii) Perform pulmonary ventilations by intubation.
(iii) Apply pneumatic antishock garment.
(iv) Administer parenteral medication included in approved protocols.
(v) Perform cardiac defibrillation.
(vi) Perform other procedures and treatments as indicated by patient need when consistent with training and ability and protocols.
(2) Persons other than certified MIC personnel who function with an approved MICS may be authorized to perform any of the medical care treatments under medical control set forth in subsection (b) (1) above provided that:
(A) all other criteria of this section are met; and,
(B) prior application is made and written approval of OEMS is obtained based on its determination that such personnel can perform said treatments at least as proficiently as persons who are certified.

Such persons shall be registered but not certified by OEMS.

(3) Prior to licensure or certification, a MICS must submit a roster of its mobile intensive care personnel to its sponsor hospital and to OEMS. The roster must be corrected as changes occur.
(c) Any service licensed or certified on the effective date of these regulations shall have twelve (12) months to comply with Sec. 19a-179-12(a) of these regulations.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-179-12
Effective June 14, 1988

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