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Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services - Amendments to Agency 109 K.A.R. Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, and 13

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  • Active Regulations
Date Added: 8/24/2017
Public Hearing Date and Time: Thursday, November 9th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
Public Hearing Location: Room 1031, Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson, Topeka

K.A.R. 109-1-1, 109-2-9, 109-5-1, 109-5-1a, 109-5-1b, 109-5-1c, 109-5-1d, 109-5-1f, 109-5-3, 109-5-7a, 109-5-7b, 109-5-7c, 109-5-7d, 109-6-2, 109-7-1, 109-8-1, 109-8-2, 109-9-4, 109-10-1a, 109-10-1b, 109-10-1c, 109-10-1d, 109-10-1f, 109-10-1g, 109-10-3, 109-10-7, 109-11-1a, 109-11-9, 109-13-1.

K.A.R. 109-1-1. Definitions; has been revised to eliminate certification levels no longer in existence or statutorily referenced, eliminate certification levels proposed for revocation, as well as reflect name changes in the prehospital continuing education accrediting organization.

K.A.R. 109-2-9. Variances; has been revised to assign responsibility for variance application on the sponsoring organization rather than the individual, and eliminates reference to certification levels no longer in existence.

K.A.R. 109-5-1. Continuing education; has been revised to reflect the proposed elimination of the certified training officer designation, and apply responsibility for records retention to the sponsoring organization rather than to an individual. It has also been revised to reflect name changes in the prehospital continuing education accrediting organization.

K.A.R. 109-5-1a. Emergency medical responder (EMR) continuing education; has been revised to eliminate language associated with transitional scope of practice benchmarks which have expired.

K.A.R. 109-5-1b. Emergency medical technician (EMT) continuing education; has been revised to eliminate language associated with transitional scope of practice benchmarks which have expired.

K.A.R. 109-5-1c. Advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) continuing education; has been revised to eliminate language associated with transitional scope of practice benchmarks which have expired, in addition to elimination of a certification level no longer in existence.

K.A.R. 109-5-1d. Paramedic continuing education; has been revised to eliminate language associated with transitional scope of practice benchmarks which have expired.

K.A.R. 109-5-1f. Training officer continuing education; has been proposed for revocation as the Training Officer certification is proposed for elimination, thus negating the requirement for continuing education recertification. The intent of the elimination of this certification requirement is to benefit local agencies by reducing regulatory requirements and create greater accessibility to quality training resources as identified by the local unit. A survey of all Kansas certified EMS providers indicated 70% of the approximately 1,000 respondents felt the elimination of this certification would either not adversely impact, or potentially improve, the accessibility and quality of EMS education offerings.

K.A.R. 109-5-3. Continuing education approval for long-term providers; has been proposed for revision to eliminate required certification levels for individuals and give authority to organizations to select and designate qualified educators and managers for education and training responsibilities.

K.A.R. 109-5-7a, Emergency medical responder (EMR) transition course approval, is proposed for revocation as the designated transition period allowed for delivery of education relating to expanded scope of practice at the specified certification level has expired.

K.A.R. 109-5-7b, Emergency medical technician (EMT) transition course approval, is proposed for revocation as the designated transition period allowed for delivery of education relating to expanded scope of practice at the specified certification level has expired.

K.A.R. 109-5-7c, Advanced emergency medical technician transition course approval, is proposed for revocation as the designated transition period allowed for delivery of education relating to expanded scope of practice at the specified certification level has expired.

K.A.R. 109-5-7d, EMR and EMT train the trainer transition course approval, is proposed for revocation as the designated transition period allowed for delivery of education relating to expanded scope of practice at the specified certification level has expired.

K.A.R. 109-6-2. Renewal of attendant, training officer, and instructor-coordinator certificates; has been proposed for revision to support the elimination of the Training Officer certification.

K.A.R. 109-7-1. Schedule of fees; has been proposed for revision to eliminate fees associated with certification levels no longer in existence.

K.A.R. 109-8-1. Examination; has been revised to eliminate certification testing requirements for certification levels proposed for revocation, as well as their associated examination process.

K.A.R. 109-8-2. Scheduling examinations for certification; has been proposed for revision to eliminate certification levels no longer in existence.

K.A.R. 109-9-4. Requirements for acceptance into an instructor-coordinator initial course of instruction; has been proposed for revision to correct reference to regulations pertaining to approved instructor-coordinator standards.

K.A.R. 109-10-1a. Approved emergency medical responder education standards; has been proposed for revision to eliminate language associated with transitional scope of practice which has expired.

K.A.R. 109-10-1b. Approved emergency medical technician education standards; has been proposed for revision to eliminate language associated with transitional scope of practice which has expired.

K.A.R. 109-10-1c. Approved advanced emergency medical technician education standards; has been proposed for revision to eliminate language associated with transitional scope of practice which has expired.

K.A.R. 109-10-1d. Approved paramedic education standards; has been proposed for revision to eliminate language associated with transitional scope of practice which has expired.

K.A.R. 109-10-1f. Approved training officer I education standards; has been proposed for revocation to support the elimination of the Training Officer certification.

K.A.R. 109-10-1g, Approved training officer II education standards; has been proposed for revocation to support the elimination of the Training Officer certification.

K.A.R. 109-10-3. Late enrollment; has been proposed for revision to assign responsibility for enrollment processes on the sponsoring organization rather than the individual, and eliminates reference to certification levels proposed for revocation.   

K.A.R. 109-10-7. Distance learning; has been proposed for revision to assign responsibility for distance education delivery on the sponsoring organization, rather than the individual instructor.

 K.A.R. 109-11-1a. Emergency medical responder course approval; has been proposed for revision to assign responsibility for course approval on the sponsoring organization, rather than the individual instructor.

K.A.R. 109-11-9. Instructor qualifications; has been proposed for revision to eliminate a certification level proposed for revocation, establish the sponsoring organization responsibility in qualifications determination, define the appropriate title for the agency director, and better define roles of the laboratory instructor.

K.A.R. 109-13-1. Training officers; has been proposed for revocation. The intent of the elimination of this certification requirement is to benefit local agencies by reducing regulatory requirements and create greater accessibility to quality training resources as identified by the local unit. A survey of all Kansas certified EMS providers indicated 70% of the approximately 1,000 respondents felt the elimination of this certification would either not adversely impact, or potentially improve, the accessibility and quality of EMS education offerings.

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