From our friends at the Ohio Division of EMS:
Ohio law authorizes state agencies to adopt, amend, or rescind rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
Amended rules 4765-14-01 and 4765-14-02 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) were filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on Aug. 29, 2022 and will become effective on Sept. 15, 2022.
The rules, from OAC Chapter 4765-14 (Trauma Triage), can be viewed using The Register of Ohio [lnks.gd]:
4765-14-02 Determination of a trauma victim.
Amendments to rules 4765-14-01 and 4765-14-02 include adding a symptom to the list of “evidence of respiratory distress” in the definitions rule and adding “on scene fatality in the same vehicle” to the list of anatomic conditions used as criteria for the determination of a trauma victim.
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A SUMMARY OF KEY CHANGES ONLY. NOT ALL OF THE CHANGES ARE LISTED. PLEASE REFER TO THE RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL RULE TO SEE THE COMPLETE CHANGES FOR EACH RULE.
Additional information about the rule review process is available at the EMS “Laws & Rules” web page [lnks.gd].
Contact the Division of EMS about the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) administrative rules at email@example.com.
From the Ohio Division of EMS…
New law requires EMS agencies to submit stroke protocols to the Division of EMS by March 20, 2022.
Ohio Senate Bill 21 requires the medical director or cooperating physician advisory board of each EMS organization to consult with one or more local hospitals to establish written protocols for the assessment, treatment, and transport of stroke patients to hospitals.
Each protocol must be submitted to the EMFTS Board, the Department of Health, and the regional director or regional advisory board appointed under ORC 4765.05 by March 20, 2022.
- Must be in PDF format
- Must include agency name, agency number, agency medical director’s name, and only the agency stroke protocols
Additional SB21 Resources:
OhioHealth Neuroscience/Stroke Information: