EMS Regulations

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

Emergency Medical Services
ORS 682
Trauma System
ORS 431A
AED Liability Protection
ORS 30.802
Good Samaritan Liability Protection
ORS 30.800, 30.803, 30.805, 30.807


Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)

Oregon Trauma System
OAR 333-200
Ambulance Service Licensing
OAR 333-250
Ambulance Licensing
OAR 333-255
Ambulance Service Areas
OAR 333-260
Emergency Medical Technicians
OAR 333-265
Oregon Medical Board, EMT scope of Practice
OAR 847-035

2019 Emergency Medical Service Administrative Rules Updates 

Public Comment and Response on the Proposed Administrative Rule Updates
05-02-2019 Administrative Rules Public Hearing Meeting Minutes


Washington County

WaCo Code - Emergency Medical & Transportation Services Ordinance
Chapter 8.32
EMS Administrative Rules January 2019
Ambulance Service Area Plan/July 2009
ASA Plan
WaCo Emergency Ambulance Franchise Agreement as Amended 08-01-2018
Franchise Agreement as Amended 8-2018


Public Notice

Dear EMS stakeholder,

This is a public notice that a change is being made to the Washington County EMS Administration Rules. 

Currently, Washington County Administrative Rule 500-500(B) requires a static call assignment time for the designated emergency ambulance provider.  This standard states that an emergency ambulance shall be assigned to a call within sixty seconds of receipt of the call.  This standard is also reiterated in the current Franchise Agreement for Emergency Ambulance Service.

As population and call volume grow, along with the development of more evidence-based guidelines, static time metrics may become antiquated.  The WCEO seeks to amend this rule to allow flexibility in negotiating the terms of this standard which would then be detailed in a Franchise Agreement.  Additionally, a new paragraph was created (500-500(C)) to clarify when time calculations begin for both assignment time and response time.

Prposed Admin Rules Changes

There will be a public comment session on May 28th 1-2pm to ask questions or give feedback.  You are welcome to email questions in as well.

All questions will be responded to in a posted Q&A document posted on the Washington County EMS Website: https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/EMS/Regulations/regulations.cfm


To join the public comment Zoom Meeting session: 

Meeting ID: 890 3878 8644
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