Emergency Medical Services and Patient Surge Essential Legal Issues
Hodge, J., Orenstein, D., Weidenaar, K., et al. (2015). Emergency Medical Services and Patient Surge: Essential Legal Issues. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
This hour-long webinar and its accompanying 124-page report feature research and analysis of legal issues impacting emergency medical Services (EMS) providers and others during medical surge. Topics include: identifying emergency, disaster, or public health emergency authorities; use of protocols to authorize specific actions among EMS providers; licensing reciprocity for EMS providers; modifying scopes of practice for emergency medical technicians and paramedics; state equivalents or extensions of requirements pursuant to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act concerning screening and treatment at non-hospital sites; and legal accountability for EMS providers.