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12VAC5-31-2810

Part VIII
Financial Assistance For Emergency Medical Services

12VAC5-31-2810. The Financial Assistance and Review Committee (FARC).

A. Financial Assistance and Review Committee appointments.

1. Appointments shall be made for terms of three years or the unexpired portions thereof in a manner to preserve, insofar as possible, the representation of the emergency medical services councils. No member may serve more than two successive terms. The chairman shall be elected from the membership of the FARC for a term of one year and shall be eligible for reelection.

2. The EMS Advisory Board may revoke appointment for failure to adhere to the standards set forth in these regulations this chapter, and the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act (§ 2.2-3100 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

3. Members serving on the FARC on January 1, 2008, shall complete their current terms of office.

4. Midterm vacancies shall be filled by nominations submitted from the affected designated regional EMS council.

B. Geographical representation.

1. Designated regional EMS councils shall be eligible to submit nominations to the EMS Advisory Board for representation on the FARC.

2. The eligible designated regional EMS council shall nominate one to three candidates to fill a vacancy on the FARC. The EMS Advisory Board shall make appointments from the nominations submitted by the designated regional EMS council. Consideration for filling vacancies shall include length of nonrepresentation on FARC in an effort to provide reasonable geographic distribution.

3. A designated regional EMS council whose representative has completed two successive terms on FARC shall not be eligible to submit a nomination for one full term (three years).

C. Meetings and attendance.

1. The FARC shall meet at least four times annually at the call of the chairman or the commissioner.

2. Attendance at FARC Grant Review meetings is mandatory for all members.

3. A quorum for a meeting of the FARC shall consist of not fewer than four members.

12VAC5-31-2830

12VAC5-31-2830. Award of RSAF General Grants.

A. The requirements of this section shall apply to the disbursement of funds.

B. A nonprofit licensed EMS agency or other Virginia emergency medical service organization operating on a nonprofit basis exclusively for the benefit of the general public pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 of the Code of Virginia is eligible for an RSAF General Grant.

C. An applicant must be in compliance with these regulations this chapter.

C. D. Programs, services, and equipment funded by the RSAF must comply with the plans, policies, procedures, and guidelines adopted by the State EMS Advisory Board. Awards are based upon one or more of the following criteria Grants may be approved for the following:

1. Establishment of a new EMS agency, program, or service where needed to improve emergency medical services offered in an area;

2. Expansion or improvement of an existing EMS agency, program, or service;

3. Replacement of equipment or procurement of new equipment. EMS vehicles purchased with funding from the RSAF shall meet the current state and/or federal standards for the type of vehicle purchased; or

4. Establishment, expansion or improvement of EMS training programs.

12VAC5-31-2840

12VAC5-31-2840. RSAF General Grant award cycle.

A. The grant period shall be for a period of 12 months from the date of award and there shall be two review cycles per year;

B. Deadline for submission of applications shall be March 15 and September 15 of each year. Applications must be received in the Office of EMS by 5 p.m. of the date of the deadline. In the event the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or state or federal holiday, the application must be received by 5 p.m. in the Office of EMS the next business day.

C. Applications shall be made to the Office of EMS on an approved application form.

C. D. Dates of award shall be July 1 and January 1 of each year.

D. E. Other dates in the award process shall be established by the Office of EMS.

12VAC5-31-2860

12VAC5-31-2860. EMS System Initiative Awards.

EMS System Initiative Awards are based on priorities and needs identified by the EMS Advisory Board in concert consultation with the office Office of EMS to meet EMS system objectives as stipulated in § 32.1-111.3 of the Code of Virginia.

1. The Office of EMS or FARC, in consultation with EMS Advisory Board, may implement EMS System Initiative Awards at any time. Examples of such awards would include medically advanced equipment with broad application (automated external defibrillation) and information technology to enhance communications and data (computers).

2. Applications must be made to the Office of EMS on an approved application form. EMS System Initiative Award applications shall be submitted on the Office of EMS approved form, using approved pricing, application eligibility award criteria, and approved priorities.

3. The EMS System Initiative Award will be made or rejected by the Office of EMS within 30 business days after receiving an application on an approved form.

4. EMS System Initiative Awards shall be may be granted for the following purposes, based upon the demonstrated needs from the following criteria need:

a. Establishment of a new EMS agency, program, or service where needed to improve emergency medical services offered in an area;

b. Expansion or improvement of an existing EMS agency, program, or service;

c. Replacement of equipment or procurement of new equipment. EMS vehicles purchased with funding from the RSAF shall meet the current state and/or federal standards for the type of vehicle purchased; or

d. Establishment, expansion or improvement of EMS training programs.

12VAC5-31-2880

12VAC5-31-2880. Application for award.

A. Applications must shall be made to the Office of EMS.

B. The Office of EMS will review applications for compliance with the EMS regulations and RSAF policies and procedures. The FARC reviews and grades applications and makes recommendations on general grant funding.

12VAC5-31-2900

12VAC5-31-2900. Awards.

A. The Office of EMS shall make awards as approved by the commissioner.

B. Grantees will be notified of their award by mail.

C. Funds may be disbursed to the grantee at any time within the grant period. Agreement to the award and any attached conditions shall be secured prior to any disbursements.

12VAC5-31-2920

12VAC5-31-2920. Use of funds.

A. Awards will shall be made in accordance with § 32.1-111.12 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Funds must shall be used only for the specific items, service, or programs for which they were awarded. This includes and in accordance with any conditions placed upon a grant award.

C. The grantee is required to shall sign an agreement form attesting that the award funds will shall be used as granted and the grantee meets all conditions placed upon the award.

D. Sale, trade, transfer, or disposal, within five years of vehicles or items specified by the Office of EMS in the notice of award purchased in whole or in part with the use of state moneys requires prior approval by the Office of EMS.

E. EMS vehicles purchased with funding from the RSAF shall meet the current state and federal standards for the type of vehicle purchased.

E. F. Funds must shall not be used for expenditures or commitments made before the date of the grant award or after the conclusion of the grant period.

F. G. Funds will shall not be approved or disbursed for:

1. Leased equipment or vehicle;

2. Equipment or vehicles secured by a lien;

3. Guarantees or warranties;

4. Used equipment or vehicles without prior approval; or

5. Fire suppression apparatus or law-enforcement equipment.

12VAC5-31-2930

12VAC5-31-2930. Ownership.

The title for all All equipment, including EMS vehicles, shall be in the name of the organization to which the award has been made or in the name of the local jurisdiction or government entity in which the organization is located. This requirement shall apply to the ownership of equipment purchased in whole or in part with the use of these funds.

A copy of the title for each EMS vehicle shall be provided to the Office of EMS.

12VAC5-31-9998

FORMS (12VAC5-31)

EMT Clinical Training Summary Record, EMS.TR.05 (rev. 8/2012)

Training Program Complaint Form, EMS.TR.30 (rev. 1/2011)

Course Approval Request, EMS.TR.01 (rev. 6/2011)

CTS Payment Request Form, EMS.TR.CTS.001 (rev. 6/2012)

EMS Variance/Exemption Application for Providers, EMS 6036 (rev. 6/2011)

EMS Variance/Exemption Application for Agencies, EMS 6037 (rev. 6/2011)

Course Summary Form, EMS.TR.03 (rev. 6/2011)

EMS Continuing Education (CE) Registration Card Scan Form, EM-156839:6543 (rev. 1/96).

Virginia EMS Training Program Enrollment Form, EM-234503-1:6543 (rev. 1/01).

Virginia EMS Certification Application, EM-210983-5:65432 (rev. 1/97).

EMS Certification Application, Form A (undated)

EMS Training Program Enrollment Form, Form E (undated)

EMS Continuing Education Registration Card (undated)

Application for EMS Agency License (rev. 8/2012)

Application for EMS Vehicle Permit and Instructions (rev. 8/2012)

Complaint Report Form (rev. 11/2010)

Operational Medical Director Agreement (rev. 8/2012)

ALS-Coordinator Application, EMS.TR.31 (rev. 11/2011)

Emergency Medical Services Medical Record (rev. 6/2010)

BLS Course Student Information Package, EMS.TR.09 (rev. 5/2012)

ALS Course Student Information Package, EMS.TR.10 (rev. 5/2012)

BLS Individual Age, Clinical and Skill Performance Verification, EMS.TR.33 (rev. 1/2011)

Student Permission Form For BLS Students Less Than 18 Years Old, EMS.TR.07 (rev. 7/2011)

Physician Assistant & Nurse Practitioner Paramedic Challenge Competency Summary, EMS.TR.37 (rev. 2/12)

Program Accreditation Application, Instructions and Self Study - Paramedic (rev, 7/2012)

Program Accreditation Application, Instructions and Self Study - Intermediate (rev. 7/2012)

Alternative Site Application for EMS Programs in Virginia (rev. 7/2012)

Rescue Squad Assistance Fund Grant Application, Office of Emergency Services (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/OEMS/Agency/Grants/index.htm)

EMS System Initiative Award Application, Office of Emergency Services (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/OEMS/Agency/Grants/index.htm)

OEMS Grant Program Memorandum of Agreement (rev. 1/2012)