Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
Application for Approval of EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic Courses
(1) The Authority is responsible for approving EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic courses.(2) EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic courses must be offered by an educational institution and must meet the standards established by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) in OAR chapter 581, division 49.(3) Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the Authority may:(a) Allow a non-educational institution to conduct an EMT course if there is no training available at an educational institution in a rural part of the state.(b) Allow a non-educational institution to conduct an EMT-Intermediate course if there is no training available at an educational institution.(4) A non-educational institution that wishes to conduct an EMT or EMT-Intermediate course in accordance with section (3) of this rule shall send a written request to the Authority including evidence that there is a documented need for the course and lack of training offered by an educational institution.(5) An educational institution or non-educational institution that offers an EMT or EMT-Intermediate program must employ an Authority approved EMS licensing officer to conduct an EMT or EMT Intermediate psychomotor examination. An educational or non-educational institution that is unable to employ an Authority approved EMS licensing officer must identify a regional EMS instructor on its EMT or EMT-Intermediate course application who will be responsible for ensuring that the National Standard Curriculum or state approved curriculum is provided.(6) EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic courses must meet the requirements prescribed by the Authority in OAR 333-265-0014 (EMS Provider Course Requirements).(7) EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic courses must be taught by instructors that meet the requirements of OAR 333-265-0020 (Approved EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic Course Director).(8) An educational institution or a non-educational institution approved by the Authority under section (3) of this rule must submit an application to the Authority on a form prescribed by the Authority that includes all the information necessary to determine whether the course meets the standards prescribed in OAR 333-265-0014 (EMS Provider Course Requirements) and the course director qualifications prescribed in OAR 333-265-0020 (Approved EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic Course Director). The form must be received by the Authority at least 30 business days prior to the first day of class.(9) The Authority will return an application that is incomplete to the applicant.(10) The Authority will inform an applicant in writing whether the application has been denied or approved.(11) No educational institution shall conduct an EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic course until the Authority has approved the course.(12) The Authority may deny or revoke the approval to conduct an EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic course in accordance with ORS chapter 183 for failure to comply with OAR chapter 333, division 265.