Utah Administrative Code
Title R426 - Family Health and Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services.
Rule R426-7 - Emergency Medical Services Prehospital Data System Rules.
R426-7-200 - Prehospital Data Set.
(1) Emergency medical service providers shall collect data as identified by the Department in this rule.
(2) Emergency Medical Services Providers shall submit the data to the Department electronically in the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) format for every dispatch instance, regardless of patient disposition. In cases of mass casualty, data is required for every individual with whom EMS had contact, whether care was given or refused.
(3) The Department adopts by reference the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Uniform Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Dataset version 3.4 published in 2015 and the Utah NEMSIS 3.4 Elements and Values List published in 2016.
(4) Emergency Medical Services Providers shall submit NEMSIS Demographic data elements within 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter in the format defined in the NEMSIS EMSDemographicDataSet. Some data may change less frequently than quarterly, but Emergency Medical Services Providers shall submit all required data elements quarterly regardless of whether the data have changed. For Emergency Medical Services Providers directly using a reporting system provided by the Department, the data is considered submitted to the Department as soon as it has been entered or updated in the Department-provided system.
(5) Emergency Medical Services Providers shall submit NEMSIS EMS incident data elements for each Patient Care Report in the format defined in the NEMSIS EMSDataSet, as follows: incidents occurring between the 1st and 15th of a calendar month shall be submitted no later than the last day of the same calendar month; incidents occurring between the 16th and last day of a calendar month shall be submitted no later than the 15th of the following calendar month.
(a) For Emergency Medical Services Providers directly using a reporting system provided by the Department, the data is considered submitted to the Department as soon as it has been entered or updated in the Department-provided system.
(b) Emergency Medical Services Providers shall provide the Department 90 days notice when changing reporting systems.
(6) If the Department determines that there are errors in the data, it may ask the data supplier for corrections. The data supplier shall correct the data and resubmit it to the Department within 30 days of receipt from the Department. If data is returned to the supplier for corrections, the Emergency Medical Services Provider is not in compliance with this rule until corrected data is returned, accepted and approved by the Department.
(7) Emergency Medical Services Providers are not required to submit other NEMSIS data elements but may optionally do so.
(8) For each patient transported to a licensed acute care facility or a specialty hospital with an emergency department, each responding emergency medical services provider unit that cared for the patient during the incident shall provide a report of patient status, containing information critical to the ongoing care of the patient, to the receiving facility within one hour after the patient arrives at the receiving facility in at least one of the following formats:
(a) NEMSIS XML; or
(b) Paper form.
(9) For each patient transported to a licensed acute care facility or a specialty hospital with an emergency department, the receiving facility shall provide at least the following information to each Emergency Medical Services Provider that cared for the patient, within 24 hours of request by the Emergency Medical Services Provider:
(a) The patient's emergency department disposition;
(b) the patient's hospital disposition; and
(c) the patient's demographic information, including payment source.