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ODPS Emergency Medical Services Laws, Rules and Policies

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Chapter 4765 of the Revised Code sets forth the laws that govern the State Board of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and its committees, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, instructors, fire charters, accredited and approved institutions, and fire safety inspectors. A link to Chapter 4765 of the Revised Code can be found in this section.



Chapters 4765-1 to 4765-23 of the Administrative Code set forth the rules that are promulgated from law. The rules clarify and amplify the provisions set forth in Chapter 4765 of the Revised Code. A link to chapter 4765 of the Administrative Code can be found in this section.


Small Business Regulations

The Small Business Regulatory Impact Web site is designed to allow persons who are interested in EMS's regulatory impact to access current and proposed administrative rules, as well as provide input and/or comments regarding administrative rules that are in the process of being reviewed and drafted.

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Draft Rules for Public Review

This section contains drafts of rules being developed by Board Committees for consideration by the EMS Board. Public review and input is highly encouraged during this phase of the rule development process.

These rules have not been presented to the Board for approval for filing with the Common Sense Initiative Office (CSIO) or the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR).


Proposed Rules

This section contains rules being proposed for adoption by the EMS Board. These rules have been approved by the EMS Board and filed with JCARR.

Recently Adopted Rules

This section contains rules that were recently adopted by the EMS Board and the effective dates of these rules. A summary of the rule changes are also posted in this section.