Scope of practice waiver requests

Scope of practice waiver requests

EMS medical directors may submit a request to expand the scope of practice for EMS providers they oversee. Initial, renewal, and transfer applications for existing waiver types are submitted via the medical director's OATH account. The EMS medical director must be registered and affiliated with the EMS agency to access the application, and the agency must have an up-to-date organizational profile, be compliant with data reporting requirements, and meet the guidelines for the waiver type. Initial, renewal, and transfer applications are reviewed quarterly by the department.

Requests for novel waivers (no currently active waivers for the medication/procedure) or to modify guidelines for existing waivers are submitted through an EMS medical director’s OATH account and do not contain agency-specific information. Requests for novel waivers must include the following documentation: justification of need, literature review/citations, EMS provider level, care setting, level of intervention, authorization, supervision, and proposed training and CQI plans. Requests for novel waivers are reviewed quarterly by the department and referred to EMPAC for review and recommendation during the next available meeting.

Waiver application deadlines

  • Jan 15
  • April 15
  • July 15
  • Oct 15