Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-179-5 - Licensure and certification

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Any person wishing to provide emergency medical services shall apply to the OEMS for a license or a certificate as appropriate to the service offered in accordance with C.G.S. Sec. 19a-180 and any regulations promulgated thereunder. All response services shall apply to the OEMS indicating that such service is a duly incorporated agency under Connecticut law, with a chief executive officer who shall sign the application for certification or licensure and who is specifically accountable for the EMS operations as such agency, or that such service is a duly designated element of a governmental body with a chief executive officer who shall sign the application for certification or licensure and with an officer of the agency who shall be directly responsible for EMS operations of that agency. Such application shall be made on forms provided by the OEMS and shall contain sufficient information to establish that the proposed service complies with all limitations, conditions and procedures required by the OEMS in accordance with C.G.S. Sec. 19a-175 through Sec. 19a-179, inclusive, Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, Sec. 19a-180-1 to 19a-180-10, inclusive and these regulations.
(b) Each service holding a license shall apply on forms provided by the OEMS for renewal of such licnse not later than December 31st of each calendar year. Each service holding a certificate of operation shall apply on forms provided by the OEMS for renewal of such certificate not later than the last day of each assigned quarter during the calendar year. Applications for annual licensure or certification renewal shall include the following information:
(1) Services to be provided;
(2) Address of business location;
(3) Total number of EMS vehicles, by category;
(4) Certificates of malpractice and public liability insurance;
(5) Name and address of any owner of the service in the case of a commercial service, and the names and addresses of its officers if the owner is a corporation, or the name and address of officers in the case of a volunteer service, or the name and address of the chief elected official and any other municipal service;
(6) Agent for service of process and all other official notices required pursuant to C.G.S. Sec. 19a-175 through Sec. 19a-199, inclusive, and any regulations promulgated thereunder;
(7) For licensed service only, payment of the one hundred dollar ($100.00) annual fee imposed by C.G.S. Sec. 19a-180. The renewal application shall be signed by the chief executive officer.
(c) Issuance and renewal of licenses or certificates.
(1) Upon determination by OEMS that an applicant is in compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations, OEMS shall issue a license or certificate, or a renewal of license or certificate, to operate the service for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months.
(2) A license or certificate shall be issued in the name of the service applying for a license or certificate.
(3) The license or certificate shall not be transferable to any other person or service except as provided by Sec. 19a-180-1 through Sec. 19a-180-10, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
(d) Change in status.
(1) Any change of ownership, services provided, number of vehicles or location shall require a new license or certificate to be issued. The licensee or certificate holder shall apply to OEMS in writing prior to the implementation of any such change.
(2) Any change in other information required by Sec. 19a-179-5(b) (1) through (6), inclusive shall be reported to OEMS within ten (10) business days of the implementation of any such change.
(e) Change of Ownership for emergency medical service organizations holding a primary service area.
(1) The intended purchaser of any licensed or certified emergency medical service organization holding a primary service area shall:
(A) At least 30 days prior to the intended date of purchase, provide the Department with a written notice of intent to purchase said business.
(B) Complete an "Intent to Purchase" form provided by the Department, which shall include, at a minimum, the following:
(i) Name of business to be purchased;
(ii) A detailed description of what is included in the transaction;
(iii) A description of the geographic boundaries of the Primary Service Area(s) served by the business to be purchased;
(iv) Attestation from the purchaser and the chief administrative official of the municipality in which the Primary Service Area lies, on forms provided by the Department. Said attestation shall indicate that the purchaser has agreed to meet or exceed the performance standards to which the purchased emergency medical service organization was obligated pursuant to its agreement with the municipality. A separate attestation form shall be used for each municipality included in the transaction.
(C) Comply with all state laws and regulations governing licensing or certification of emergency medical services organizations.
(2) A change of ownership of any licensed or certified emergency medical service organization shall not occur unless all provisions of this section are met.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-179-5
Effective June 14, 1988; Amended September 27, 2001

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