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.
The patient transfer of care form is required by the EMS Act and Rules and Regulations. The Department requires the primary care provider to provide a report with the receiving facility at the time of the patient's transfer of care. The report must be given verbally and in a written format. This form provides the minimum data elements required to be provided at the time of the patient's transfer of care.