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WREMAC Notice: Memo from WREMAC Chairman and Revised Policy

posted May 21, 2015, 10:37 AM by Unknown user

To: All Ambulance and First Response Services in WREMAC

From: Dr. Brian Walters, Chairman

CC: NYS Bureau of EMS – Western Office
County EMS Coordinators – WREMAC region
Program Agencies – WREMAC

Date: May 21, 2015

Re: Policy update: WREMAC Provider Privileges and CME #2013-1

At the May 20, 2015 WREMAC meeting, Policy #2013-1 (Provider Privileges and
Continuing Medical Education) was revised to better define the expectations and
responsibilities of the previous policy. The incorporated changes were based on
feedback received from the entire EMS community.

It is most important to note that the adopted changes do not alter the annual provider
requirements previously established in this policy. The procedural reporting changes
adopted in this policy will not take effect until the period ending June 30, 2016.

Currently, the list of on-line providers who have completed the annual credentialing
requirements in each agency is due to the EMS Program Agency by August 1, and this
will remain the deadline for 2015. Beginning next year, the list of online providers will be
due on July 1 annually. A revised version of this policy will be promulgated to reflect the
new reporting deadline. Please plan accordingly for this change to ensure your agency is
in compliance.

Lastly, the EMT-Intermediate level of care has been removed from this policy as this level
will not be recognized in New York State after June 30, 2015.
If you have any questions regarding this policy or the incorporated changes, I ask you
please contact the EMS Program Agency in your region (found in policy Attachment 2).