EMS Policies, Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia

Official Code of Georgia Title 31, Chapter 11

Rules and Regulations Chapter 511-9-2

  • National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training Policy (Required for ALL Medics and Students)

    Download this pdf file. National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training Policy # OEMS-PRO-102018-001

    This important training will give a multi-disciplinary understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards that will help assist our professionals while performing their duties in traffic scenes.

    Licensed Medics:

    • All currently licensed medics will be required to complete this free training online or in a classroom and will have until 3/31/2021 or 3/31/2022 to complete this training depending on their expiration date.
    • This is a “one and done” class. If a medic has already completed this training, they will not need to complete the training again.
    • Licensees will need to maintain verification records of this training.

    Initial EMS Education Programs:

    • All initial EMS education classes starting on or after January 1, 2019, will be required to include this training (online or classroom) as part of successful course completion for their students.
    • The student will only need to complete the training once during an initial education course.

    Please visit Required EMS Trainings for information on online course registration. 

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  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (All Medics and Students) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (all CTs and Paramedics and Paramedic Students) Policy

    Download this pdf file. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Policy # OEMS-PRO-102018-002

    This policy identifies ACLS and CPR/BLS certifications that are recognized by the Office of EMS and Trauma for initial EMS licensure and ongoing EMS licensure.

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  • EMS Education Policies (Continuing Education, Medics, Students, Instructors, Instructor Candidates, Initial Education Programs, etc)
    • Download this pdf file. OEMS-INS-2021-001 - Requirements for Instructor-Coordinator Internship Candidates & Preceptors
      • The intent of this policy is to define the requirements necessary for completion of the internship component needed to apply for an EMS Instructor/Coordinator license and define the requirements for an instructor to serve as an internship preceptor.
    • Download this pdf file. OEMS-INS-2021-002 - Recognized EMS Instructor Courses
      • The intent of this policy is to specify recognized instructional techniques and instructional preparation curriculum courses for EMS Instructor and EMS Instructor/Coordinator licensure applicants, respectively.
    • Download this pdf file. OEMS-INS-2021-004 - Requirements for Conducting Department Approved EMT Psychomotor Exams
      • The intent of this policy is to create a defined process for requesting and conducting a Department-approved EMT psychomotor exam.
    • Download this pdf file. OEMS-CE-2021-001 - EMS Continuing Education
      • The purpose of this policy is to establish minimum standards and guidelines for educational activities that may be used by EMS personnel (Medics, Instructors and Instructor Coordinators) to earn continuing education (CE) contact hours toward relicensure in accordance with DPH Rules. The EMS continuing education should consist of educational activities designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of professional practice, thus improving the quality of emergency medical services provided to the public.
      • Attendee Import File - see below
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  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Policy (Required for ALL Medics and Students)
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