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The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is proposing to revise the California Code of Regulations, Division 9, Title 22, Chapter 2. Emergency Medical Technicians.

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed regulations during the 2nd 45-day public comment period from December 2, 2016 through January 15, 2016.

The following sections that were not opened during the original 45-day comment period (August 5, 2016- September 27, 2016) have been opened and revised:

1. Section 100070. Teaching Staff: This section has been opened to remove the examples of courses that qualify an individual to be the program director of an EMT training program. This change was made to eliminate confusion with individuals thinking these are the only courses allowed rather than examples of courses. Eliminating these examples will remove this confusion.

2. Section 100082. Record Keeping: This section has been opened to add a requirement for EMTs to fill out an electronic patient care report (ePCR). This change has been made to comply with AB 1129 (Burke, Chapter 337, Statutes of 2015).

The proposed text revisions and comment table are available for review on EMSA’s website at http://www.emsa.ca.gov/Public_Comment

Comments can be submitted to Corrine Fishman by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax at (916) 324-2875, or sent to our mailing address at 10901 Gold Center Drive, Ste. 400, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

If Corrine Fishman is unavailable Priscilla Rivera can be contacted as backup at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (916) 431-3707.

EMSA must receive written comments on the proposed changes by 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2016.

If you are unable to access the website and would like a copy of the proposed Chapter 2 regulations mailed, faxed or emailed to you or if you have any questions, please contact Corrine Fishman by calling (916) 431-3727, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted on in Policy Updates

Please see the final version of Treatment Guideline #8019 Sepsis Alert.

System wide implementation is to be completed by January 1, 2017. All agencies are responsible for care provider policy education.

The policy is available on the CVEMSA Website in addition to distribution through CVEMSA EMCC and MAC mailing lists. Please distribute within your organizations and stakeholder groups as appropriate.

Thanks, Joanne

Due to recent technical issues, we have made the following updates to our website:

  1. Unusual occurrence reporting: please use our fill-and-print pdf form to submit Unusual Occurrence Reports to our QI Coordinator.
  2. Staff communication: in addition to their phone number, we have listed the email address of each staff member on our Contact Us staff directory. You may contact our staff directly with any questions or concerns.

Please note that no changes have been made to our Data System Support Helpdesk online ticketing system.

Posted on in Policy Updates

CVEMSA has been working to develop an EMS ordinance that supports current EMS system standards, promotes high quality patient care and aligns with California codes and regulations. CVEMSA feels stakeholder input, feedback and perspective are vital for the creation of Ambulance Ordinances that support the stakeholders and protect the public health and safety. In order to gather that input, CVEMSA is convening two Regional EMS Ordinance Development (EMSOD) Workshops.

We have established a framework for the Ordinance and would now like to initiate the development of the content in partnership with you, the stakeholders. The document below puts that framework into a matrix format for easier discussion. We are sharing these first ideas and important concepts ahead of the EMSOD Workshops to inform stakeholders and help them prepare for the discussion.

In order to gather that input, CVEMSA is convening two Regional EMS Ordinance Development (EMSOD) Workshops.

The specific times and dates of the EMSOD Workshops are:

  • November 22nd 9:00-11:00 AM at the Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa in the Redwood Room.
  • December 1st 10:00-11:30 AM at Howard Memorial Hospital, One Marcella Drive, Willits in the Seabiscuit Conference Room.

Please do consider joining us for this important discussion on one of those dates.

Please share this invitation with your agency's leadership to ensure the appropriate people attend, and RSVP to Jen Banks, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BRYAN CLEAVER, EMS ADMINISTRATOR
COASTAL VALLEYS EMS AGENCY

Posted on in Committees

The agenda for the October 24, 2016 Sonoma Emergency Medical Care Committee, and the minutes from the July 2016 meeting, are now available.

Posted on in Committees

The agenda for the October 24, 2016 meeting of the Regional Medical Advisory Committee is now available.

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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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