Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
A. Every basic or advanced life support
training program and course requesting the award of certification or "Required"
(Category 1) continuing education (CE) credits must have a minimum of one
physician course director (PCD) who is a licensed physician holding endorsement
as an EMS physician from the Office of EMS.
The PCD will have the following
responsibilities as they relate to the selection and training of basic and
advanced life support personnel:
1. The PCD
must verify that all students accepted into the course of training meet state,
regional, and local prerequisites for certification.
2. The PCD must confirm that all instructors
for the course are certified at or above the level being instructed or have
expertise in the particular subject being taught.
The PCD must regularly monitor and confirm
that the training program adheres to the following criteria:
a. Satisfaction of the minimum objectives
prescribed in the Office of EMS-approved training curriculum for the course of
instruction. Upon presentation of an individual's "Virginia EMS Certification
Application" for the PCD's signature by the course coordinator (ALS
Coordinator) of an advanced life support training program, the PCD should
confirm the student's successful completion of the course including their
assessed competency to perform all required skills;
b. Continuing education programs are based
upon the objectives prescribed in the Office of EMS approved recertification
c. Consistency is
maintained with local medical direction protocols and guidelines;
d. Consistency is maintained with any other
local guidelines established by the regional EMS council or local EMS resource;
e. Any additional requirements
imposed for programs conducted for a single EMS agency or other organization
must comply with the minimum guidelines defined in subdivisions 3 a through d
of this subsection.
Admin. Code §
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 19, Issue 3 and Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. January 15,
§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of