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28 Pa. Code § 1033.1. Special event EMS planning requirements.

§ 1033.1. Special event EMS planning requirements.

 (a)  Procedure for obtaining required plan approval. The entity responsible for the management and administration of a special event may submit a special event EMS plan to the Department, through the regional EMS council assigned responsibility for the region in which the special event is to occur, to secure a determination from the Department as to whether the plan is adequate to address the EMS needs presented by a special event or a series of special events conducted at the same location.

   (1)  The applicant shall submit its plan at least 90 days prior to the date of the first day of the event.

   (2)  The Department will approve or disapprove a special event EMS plan within 60 days after a complete plan is filed with the regional EMS council.

   (3)  The Department’s approval of a special event EMS plan will be for the special event or series of special events in a calendar year, as identified in the plan. The entity shall submit a new special event EMS plan to secure Department approval of a plan for a special event or series of special events in a subsequent calendar year.

 (b)  Plan content. The special event EMS plan must contain the following information:

   (1)  The type and nature of event, location, length and anticipated attendance.

   (2)  Identification of sponsoring organization.

   (3)  The name and qualifications of the special event EMS medical director and the special event EMS director.

   (4)  A listing of all EMS agencies that will be involved, the type of EMS service each EMS agency will provide and the number and level of certification of EMS providers each EMS agency will provide, as well as the number and type of health care practitioners who are not participating on behalf of an EMS agency, including EMS providers who are not participating on behalf of an EMS agency, who will be involved.

   (5)  The type and quantity of EMS vehicles and other vehicles, equipment and supplies to be utilized by each EMS agency that will be involved.

   (6)  A written agreement with each EMS agency that has agreed to participate, in which the EMS agency identifies the type of EMS service, the number of EMS providers by certification level, the vehicles, the equipment and supplies it will provide.

   (7)  A description of the onsite treatment facilities including maps of the special event site.

   (8)  A description of the special event emergency medical communications capabilities.

   (9)  A risk assessment for the event, and a plan for responding to a possible disaster or mass casualty incident at the event site, including a plan for emergency evacuation of the event site.

   (10)  A plan for educating event attendees regarding EMS system access and specific hazards, such as severe weather.

   (11)  Measures that have and will be taken to coordinate EMS for the special event or events with local emergency care services and public safety agencies—such as EMS, police, fire, rescue, and hospital agencies or organizations.

 (c)  Plan approval. To secure Department approval of a special event EMS plan, the applicant shall satisfy the requirements in this chapter.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  1033.2 (relating to administration, management and medical direction requirements).

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