Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-265-0090
Reverting to a Lower Level of EMT Licensure


(1) An EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, or Paramedic may revert to a lower level of licensure at any time during a license period if the EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, or Paramedic:
(a) Submits a written request to the Authority specifying the reason for the change in the licensure level;
(b) Submits an application for license renewal for the lower level of licensure sought with the appropriate fee;
(c) Surrenders his or her current EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, or Paramedic license to the Authority;
(d) Is in good standing with the Authority;
(e) Adequately documents appropriate continuing education hours and courses for the licensure level the individual would revert to; and
(f) Receives written approval from the Authority for a change in licensure level.
(2) If an EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, or Paramedic requests reinstatement of the higher level of licensure after reverting to a lower level of licensure, the EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, or Paramedic must complete the following requirements:
(a) Submit a written request to the Authority specifying the reason for the request for reinstatement;
(b) Submit an application for license renewal for the higher level of licensure requested for reinstatement;
(c) Consent to a criminal records check in accordance with OAR 333-265-0025 (Application Process to Obtain an EMS Provider License);
(d) Provide an authorization for the release of information to the Authority, as necessary, from any persons or entities, including but not limited to employers, educational institutions, hospitals, treatment facilities, institutions, organizations, governmental or law enforcement agencies in order for the Authority to make a complete review of the application; and
(e) Submit the required fee specified in OAR 333-265-0030 (Fees for Licensure and License Renewal of an EMS Provider).
(3) In order to be considered for reinstatement in accordance with section (2) of this rule, the EMT, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic must be in good standing with the Authority and must have maintained required continuing education for the highest level of licensure requested for reinstatement as specified in OAR 333-265-0110 (Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal).
(4) The continuing education required pursuant to section (3) of this rule must be maintained in accordance with OAR 333-265-0140 (Maintaining Continuing Education Records) for the entire time period the EMS provider was reverted to a lower level.
(5) The Authority shall conduct an audit in accordance with OAR 333-265-0150 (Continuing Education Records Audit) in order to verify compliance with sections (3) and (4) of this rule. If continuing education has not been maintained for the required time frame and at the level of licensure requested for reinstatement, the Authority shall deny reinstatement.
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