#GMVEMSC: FW: Three amended scope of practice rules will become effective on April 1, 2020

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Ohio Emergency Medical Services

Robert L. Wagoner, Interim Executive Director





Ohio law authorizes state agencies to adopt, amend, or rescind rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code (RC).

Three scope of practice rules were final filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on March 17, 2020 and will become effective on April 1, 2020.

The three amended rules can be viewed using The Register of Ohio           


Emergency medical responder scope of practice.


Advanced emergency medical technician scope of practice.


Paramedic scope of practice.

Amendments include adding CO-oximetry to the EMR scope of practice; adding Ketamine to the list of medications an AEMT may administer; and adding to the paramedic scope of practice non-emergent transport of a stable, ventilator-dependent pediatric patient under specific circumstances.

DISCLAIMER:  THIS IS A SUMMARY OF KEY CHANGES ONLY. NOT ALL OF THE CHANGES ARE LISTED.  PLEASE REFER TO THE RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL RULE TO SEE THE COMPLETE CHANGES FOR EACH RULE.                                                                                                                     

Additional information about the rule review process is available at the EMS “Laws & Rules” Web page.

Contact the Division of EMS about the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) administrative rules at ems.rules@dps.ohio.gov.