Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Rules

The N.C. Medical Care Commission is proposing these rule amendments in the Emergency Services and Trauma rules in 10A NCAC 13P to define Community Paramedicine and its role within the respective EMS System. The rules will provide requirements for medical oversight and define the practice settings for credentialed EMS personnel. In addition, these proposed rules will clarify the definition of "hospital" to provide an exemption to hospitals owned and operated by the U.S. Government in response to the National Initiative for Military Hospitals to become designated Trauma Centers. The proposed rule amendments also provide clarity through technical changes that are being made. These rule amendments will benefit the quality of care and safety provided to the citizens of North Carolina.