The Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (JAPC) is required to review administrative rules and advise agencies concerned of its findings. This charge applies to existing as well as proposed rules. JAPC notified the Bureau of Emergency Medical ...  


  • RULE NO: RULE TITLE
    64E-2.001: Definitions
    64E-2.002: Basic Life Support Service License - Ground
    64E-2.003: Advanced Life Support Service License - Ground
    64E-2.005: Air Ambulances
    64E-2.0321: Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity
    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (JAPC) is required to review administrative rules and advise agencies concerned of its findings. This charge applies to existing as well as proposed rules. JAPC notified the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services that the law implemented for Rule 64E-2.032, F.A.C. appeared to contravene the law implemented, Section 401.27, F.S., in certain parts. This rule was repealed and replaced with the definition of “operate”. This definition did not satisfy JAPC’s objections. The purpose of this rule revision is to provide clarification for the EMS community regarding the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) requirement for licensure and satisfy JAPC’s objections. After receiving comments at the public hearing the Bureau of EMS has elected to present this proposal at one more rule workshop to finalize the COPCN language.
    In addition, portions of the workshop will be to collaborate with subject matter experts to do the following:
    – develop and establish rules for the educational and training criteria for the certification and recertification of 911 emergency dispatchers (ED)
    – develop and establish certification & recertification applications
    – develop and establish by rule a procedure for biennial renewal certification
    – develop and establish by rule a procedure for the initial certification of 911 ED who have documentation of at least 5 years of supervised full-time employment as a 911 ED since 1/1/2002
    – develop and establish rules for renewing a certificate that has been inactive for 1 year or less
    – develop and establish rules for renewing a certificate that has been on inactive status for more than 1 year
    SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Licensure as a basic life support or an advanced life support service, Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, and emergency dispatchers. COPCN and emergency dispatchers will be placed under new sections of the rule. The electronic Florida Administrative Weekly (FAW) system does not have an option to select these rule titles as they are not yet implemented.
    SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 401.25, 401.35, 401.465, 401.5 FS.
    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 401.25, 401.465, 401.5 FS.
    A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
    DATE AND TIME: August 19, 2008, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST (additional time may be added if deemed necessary.) The first half of the day will be focused on emergency dispatchers and the second half of the day will be COPCN. A conference line will be available for the workshop. We ask conference line participants from the same organization to only use one line to ensure that others are able to call in. Conference Dial-In Number: 1(888)808-6959, Conference Code: 1454440.
    PLACE: Orange County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 6590 Amory Court, Winter Park, FL 32792, phone: (407)894-4141
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Alexander Macy at (850)245-4440, ext. 2735 or Alexander_Macy@doh.state.fl.us. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Lisa M. Walker, Government Analyst, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Department of Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C18, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1738, (850)245-4440, ext. 2733; e-mail lisa_walker2@doh.state.fl.us; Fax (850)488-9408

    THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.

Document Information

Subject:
Licensure as a basic life support or an advanced life support service, Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, and emergency dispatchers. COPCN and emergency dispatchers will be placed under new sections of the rule. The electronic Florida Administrative Weekly (FAW) system does not have an option to select these rule titles as they are not yet implemented.
Purpose:
The Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (JAPC) is required to review administrative rules and advise agencies concerned of its findings. This charge applies to existing as well as proposed rules. JAPC notified the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services that the law implemented for Rule 64E-2.032, F.A.C. appeared to contravene the law implemented, Section 401.27, F.S., in certain parts. This rule was repealed and replaced with the definition of “operate”. This definition did not satisfy JAPC’...
Rulemaking Authority:
401.25, 401.35, 401.465, 401.5 FS.
Law:
401.25, 401.465, 401.5 FS.
Contact:
Lisa M. Walker, Government Analyst, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Department of Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C18, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1738, (850)245-4440, ext. 2733; e-mail lisa_walker2@doh.state.fl.us; Fax (850)488-9408
Related Rules: (5)
64E-2.001. Definitions
64E-2.002. Basic Life Support Service License - Ground
64E-2.003. Advanced Life Support Service License - Ground
64E-2.005. Air Ambulances
64E-2.0321.