Texas Administrative Code
Title 22 - EXAMINING BOARDS
Part 9 - TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
Chapter 197 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
Section 197.4 - On-Line Medical Direction

Universal Citation: 22 TX Admin Code ยง 197.4

Current through Reg. 49, No. 12; March 22, 2024

(a) The EMS medical director shall assign the prehospital provider under his or her direction to a specific on-line communication resource by a predetermined policy.

(b) Specific local protocols shall define the circumstances under which on-line medical direction is required.

(c) A physician providing or delegating on-line medical direction ("on-line physician") shall be appropriately trained in the use of prehospital protocols.

(d) A physician providing or delegating on-line medical direction shall have personal expertise in the emergency care of ill and injured patients.

(e) A physician providing or delegating on-line medical direction for particular patients assumes responsibility for the appropriateness of prehospital care provided under his or her direction by EMS personnel.

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