321-229 Emergency medical services personnel, training programs. (a) The University of Hawaii shall provide training courses in basic, intermediate, and advanced life support for emergency medical services personnel. The curricula and syllabi of these courses shall be approved in advance by the department of health. The curricula and syllabi of courses for ambulance personnel shall be consistent with the scope and level of the practice of emergency medical services associated with emergency ambulance personnel certification defined by the Hawaii medical board under part II of chapter 453.

(b) The University of Hawaii, or other accredited community college, college, or university, or any professional organization that is approved by the department of health to provide emergency medical services training, shall consult with the department of health to determine the number and type of emergency medical services courses necessary to support the staffing requirements for emergency medical services. The basic life support and advanced life support training programs shall be relevant to and consistent with the training course required for certification under chapter 453.

(c) The department shall develop standards for emergency medical services course instructors and standards for emergency medical services training facilities for all basic life support personnel, advanced life support personnel, users of the automatic external defibrillator, and emergency medical dispatch personnel that shall be at least equivalent to or exceed the standards necessary to meet the requirements, pursuant to part II of chapter 453, for the certification of basic life support personnel and advanced life support personnel.

(d) The department of health may conduct annual inspections of the training facilities and evaluate the qualifications of course instructors to ensure that the standards and qualifications are consistent with the medical standards for basic life support personnel, advanced life support personnel, users of the automatic external defibrillators, and emergency medical dispatch personnel. [L 1978, c 148, pt of 1; am L 1980, c 285, 3; am L 1981, c 93, 5; am L 1984, c 168, 5; am L 1996, c 210, 2; am L 1999, c 212, 2; am L 2008, c 9, 3]

 

Cross References

 

Certification of emergency medical service personnel, see 453-31 to 33.

 

 

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