Laws & Rules

Laws & Rules Overview

Ohio Revised Code

Chapter 4765: Laws governing EMS providers, firefighters, fire safety inspectors, instructors, chartered fire training institutions, accredited and approved EMS training institutions, EMS and research grants, and Ohio’s trauma system.

Chapter 4766: Laws governing licensure of medical transportation organizations, including providers of emergency medical services, inter-facility ground transportation via ambulance and mobile intensive care unit, air medical services and wheelchair transportation services (ambulettes).

Ohio Administrative Code

OAC 4765: Rules pertaining to EMS provider certification and renewal and continuing education, accredited and approved training institutions, instructors, curriculum, Regional Physician Advisory Board (RPAB), trauma, data and grants can be found in Ohio Administrative Code 4765 (4765-1 to 4765-10 and 4765-12 to 4765-19). Rules pertaining to firefighter and fire safety inspector certification and renewal, fire charters and instructors can be found in 4765-20 to 4765-25.

OAC 4766: Rules pertaining to certification and licensure of ambulances, mobile intensive care units, ambulettes and air medical services can be found in 4766-1 to 4766-5.

Draft and Proposed Rules

Click HERE to view any draft rules open for public comment or proposed rules and public hearing notices.

Recently Adopted Rules
  • Several rules governing fire charters, fire service and fire instructor training, professional standards, and discipline were final filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on March 19, 2019, and became effective on April 1, 2019. Review these rules HERE.
  • Several rules governing emergency medical services curriculums, training, and continuing education; public hearings; the organization of the EMFTS board and its committees, subcommittees, and workgroups; and regional physician advisory boards (RPABs) were final filed with JCARR on March 19, 2019 and became effective on April 1, 2019. Review these rules HERE.

You may view all filing documents for these rules, as well as other rules filed by this agency, at the Register of Ohio.

Rules Scheduled for Review

For questions regarding EMS rules, please contact Beverly Cooper.

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