The EHSF is seeking evaluators for the BLS and ALS psychomotor examination team. Interested evaluators need to hold PA EMS certification at or above the EMT level. Evaluators do NOT need to be certified as EMS instructors or have experience with EMS education. The EHSF will provide orientation and training. exam dates and times vary: weekday evening, weekday daytime, and Saturday morning. Exam dates are scheduled in advance, and evaluators select the frequency and specific exams they wish to work.
In 2015, Act 15 required EMS providers, both paid and volunteer, to have background completed every 5 years. The required background checks include a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check through the Department of Human Services.
While the EHSF assists EMS agencies and providers to understand the PA EMS Act of 2009 and its Rules and Regulations, there are other laws EMS agencies leaders and providers must recognize. Here are some additional laws and regulations.