Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-265-0060
Paramedic Provisional Licensure


As authorized by ORS 682.216 (Issuance of licenses), the Authority may issue a provisional Paramedic license to a Paramedic licensed in another state who meets the requirements in OAR 333-265-0050 (Licensure by Reciprocity), except for the educational or employment experience requirements in OAR 333-265-0050 (Licensure by Reciprocity)(3)(c) and is in the process of obtaining an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution for higher learning.


The Authority may approve a provisional license if an applicant has twelve or fewer credits remaining to obtain an associate’s degree or higher, and the credits can be completed within one year of provisional license approval.


A provisional license may only be approved one time per applicant.


An applicant shall comply with the application requirements in OAR 333-265-0050 (Licensure by Reciprocity) and shall submit:


A letter of sponsorship from an EMS agency in Oregon that states the applicant shall be immediately employed or has a conditional offer of employment, whether in a paid or volunteer capacity, and that the agency plans to sponsor the applicant throughout the duration of their provisional license if approved; and


A letter from the applicant’s sponsoring EMS agency’s EMS medical director stating that the EMS medical director will serve as his or her EMS medical director while being provisionally licensed.


The Authority may return any application that is incomplete, cannot be verified, or is not accompanied by the appropriate fee.


A Paramedic with a provisional license issued under these rules shall enter into an agreement with the Authority and shall submit quarterly reports to the Authority describing the license holder’s progress in obtaining an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution for higher learning.


A Paramedic provisional license shall be revoked if the person:


Ceases active involvement with the sponsoring EMS agency;


Fails to meet the conditions set forth in the agreement;


Fails to cooperate or actively participate in a request from the Authority in order to obtain more information or required materials;


Has his or her EMS provider scope of practice revoked or restricted by his or her EMS medical director; or


Does not submit written documentation of the successful completion of any of the educational requirements set out in this rule

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