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Amended Scope of Practice Rules
Effective January 1, 2021

Three amended rules, which will require the use of diagnostic waveform capnography in the presence of invasive airway management, are: 4765-15-04/Emergency medical technician scope of practice, 4765-16-04/Advanced emergency medical technician scope of practice, and 4765-17-03/Paramedic scope of practice. This is a summary of key changes only. Please refer to the respective individual rule to see the complete changes for each rule.

Each amended rule can be viewed at The Register of Ohio by entering its eight-digit rule number. 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.


HB 404 Provides Additional Extension for Certificates

In response to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's declared state of emergency related to COVID-19, HB 404 provides an additional extension beyond the initial extension provided by HB 197. EMS and fire certificates that expired March 9, 2020 through April 1, 2021, receive an automatic extension that will end July 1, 2021. The extension period will be added to all impacted certificates. Certificate holders who have met requirements to renew may file renewal application(s) online.

The extension will not change your certification expiration date or continuing education requirements for the current or next certification cycle. Additional information will be sent to all certificate holders impacted by the extension and posted on this site.


Naloxone Administration by Ohio EMS Providers as of 01.19.21

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