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28 Pa. Code § 1023.5. Commonwealth EMS Medical Director.

§ 1023.5. Commonwealth EMS Medical Director.

 (a)  Roles and responsibilities. The Commonwealth EMS Medical Director is responsible for:

   (1)  Providing medical advice and recommendations to the Department regarding the EMS system.

   (2)  Assisting in the development and implementation of a Statewide EMS quality improvement program.

   (3)  Evaluating and making recommendations on regional EMS quality improvement programs and on programs to improve patient and provider safety and provider wellness.

   (4)  Assisting the Department in revising or modifying the scope of practice of EMS providers.

   (5)  Providing advice and guidance to the Department on investigations and the pursuit of disciplinary actions against EMS providers and other persons and entities regulated by the Department under the act.

   (6)  Reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations for the Statewide EMS protocols.

   (7)  Reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations regarding regional EMS protocols that supplement Statewide EMS protocols.

   (8)  Providing direction and guidance to the regional EMS medical directors for training and quality improvement monitoring and assistance.

   (9)  Meeting with representatives and committees of regional EMS councils and the Advisory Board as necessary and as directed by the Department to provide guidance and direction.

   (10)  Reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations to the Department on requests, for research purposes, for data made confidential by the act.

   (11)  Assisting the Department in the development of regulations under the act.

   (12)  Providing other services relating to the Department’s administration of the act as assigned by the Department.

 (b)  Minimum qualifications. The Commonwealth EMS Medical Director shall possess the same qualifications as a regional EMS medical director under §  1023.4 (relating to regional EMS medical director).

 (c)  Disclosure. The Commonwealth EMS Medical Director shall disclose to the Department all financial or other interest in EMS agencies and other entities regulated by the Department and other matters which present a potential conflict of interest.

 (d)  Prohibition against dual service. A physician may not simultaneously serve as the Commonwealth EMS Medical Director and a regional EMS medical director.

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