EMS medical direction frequently requested information

Procedures and drugs used in rapid sequence intubation (RSI)

You needn't submit a waiver for each procedure or drug your paramedics use in RSI. Submit one waiver for the entire procedure. However, be sure to include a detailed RSI protocol including all medications.

Waiver requests and provider levels

A waiver request can be submitted for any level of EMS provider.

The waiver process

The Emergency Medical Practice and Advisory Council (EMPAC) meets every three months. Waiver applications will be processed as quickly as possible to ensure review by EMPAC at the next meeting. Submission deadlines for waivers are posted on this page and on the "Waiver Request Form Instructions."