of the operational medical director regarding medical direction functions
include but are not limited to:
protocols, operational policies and procedures, medical audits, reviews of care
and determination of outcomes for the purpose of establishing direction of
education and limitation of provider patient care functions.
2. Verifying that qualifications and
credentials for the agency's patient care or emergency medical dispatch
personnel are maintained on an ongoing basis through training, testing and
certification that, at a minimum, meet the requirements of these regulations,
other applicable state regulations and including, but not limited to, §
32.1-111.5 of the Code of Virginia.
3. Functioning as a resource to the agency in
planning and scheduling the delivery of training and continuing education
programs for agency personnel.
Taking or recommending appropriate remedial or corrective measures for EMS
personnel, consistent with state, regional and local EMS policies that may
include but are not limited to counseling, retraining, testing, probation, and
in-hospital or field internships.
5. Suspending certified EMS personnel from
medical care duties pending review and evaluation. Following final review, the
OMD shall notify the provider, the EMS agency and the Office of EMS in writing
of the nature and length of any suspension of practice privileges that are the
result of disciplinary action.
Reviewing and auditing agency activities to ensure an effective quality
management program for continuous system and patient care improvement, and
functioning as a resource in the development and implementation of a
comprehensive mechanism for the management of records of agency activities
including prehospital patient care and dispatch reports, patient complaints,
allegations of substandard care and deviations from patient care protocols or
other established standards.
Interacting with state, regional and local EMS authorities to develop,
implement, and revise medical and operational protocols consistent with the
Code of Virginia and dispatch protocols, policies, and procedures designed to
deliver quality patient care. This function includes the selection and use of
appropriate medications, supplies, and equipment.
8. Maintaining appropriate professional
relationships with the local community including but not limited to medical
care facilities, emergency departments, emergency physicians, allied health
personnel, law enforcement, fire protection and dispatch agencies.
9. Establishing any other agency rules or
regulations pertaining to proper delivery of patient care by the
10. Providing for the
maintenance of written records of actions taken by the OMD to fulfill the
requirements of this section.