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Ohio EMS Announces New Rules Effective April 1

Three medical transportation rules amended

Announcement from Ohio Emergency Medical Services

Ohio law authorizes state agencies to adopt, amend, or rescind rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code (RC).

Three medical transportation rules were final filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on March 17, 2020 and will become effective on April 1, 2020.

The three amended rules can be viewed at The Register of Ohio:


Vehicle inspections and equipment requirements.


Driver training and qualifications.


Maintenance documentation.

Amendments include a clarification that passenger assistance training courses for ambulette employees will be completed once every three years and a correction to the number of miles a higher-mileage mobile intensive care vehicle may accumulate between periodic mechanical safety inspections.

DISCLAIMER:  THIS IS A SUMMARY OF KEY CHANGES ONLY. NOT ALL OF THE CHANGES ARE LISTED.  PLEASE REFER TO THE RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL RULE TO SEE THE COMPLETE CHANGES FOR EACH RULE.                                                                                                             

Additional information about the rule review process is available at the EMS “Laws & Rules” Web page.

Contact the Division of EMS about the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) administrative rules at

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