Utah Admin. Code R426-2-300 - Quick Response Provider Minimum Designation Requirements

(1) A quick response provider shall meet the following minimum designation requirements:
(a) vehicles, equipment, and supplies that meet Department requirements;
(b) describe locations for stationing its vehicles, equipment and supplies;
(c) a current dispatch agreement with a designated Emergency Medical Service Dispatch Center;
(d) a Department-endorsed training officer;
(e) a current plan of operations, which shall include:
(i) the name, EMS license number, and license level of personnel;
(ii) operational procedures; and
(iii) a description of how the designated provider proposes to interface with other licensed and designated EMS providers.
(f) A current agreement with a Department-certified offline medical director who will perform the following:
(i) develop and implement patient care standards which include written standing orders and triage, treatment, pre-hospital protocols, and pre-arrival instructions to be given by designated emergency medical dispatch centers;
(ii) ensure the qualification of field licensed EMS personnel involved in patient care and dispatch through the provision of ongoing continuing medical education programs and appropriate review and evaluation;
(iii) develop and implement an effective quality improvement program, including medical audit, review, and critique of patient care;
(iv) annually review triage, treatment, and transport protocols and update them as necessary;
(v) suspend from patient care, pending Department review, a field EMS personnel or dispatcher who does not comply with local medical triage, treatment and transport protocols, pre-arrival instruction protocols, or who violates EMS rules, or who the medical director determines is providing emergency medical service in a careless or unsafe manner;
(vi) notify the Department within one business day of any imposed suspensions; and
(vii) attend meetings of the local EMS Council, if one exists, to coordinate operations of local EMS providers;
(g) provide current treatment protocols approved by the certified off-line medical director for the designated service level;
(h) provide a copy of its certificate of insurance; and
(i) provide a letter of support from the licensed ambulance providers in the geographical service area.


Utah Admin. Code R426-2-300
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2015-18, effective 8/21/2015 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2018-10, effective 4/19/2018 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2019-3, effective 1/11/2019 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2019-19, effective 9/11/2019 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2022-12, effective 5/31/2022

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