Maine CDC Emergency Rulemaking

April 27, 2020 / Comments (0)

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Maine CDC Rulemaking

This message provides notice of emergency rulemaking by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 10-144 CMR, chapter 12 – Emergency Medical Services Personnel Reporting Rule (Emergency), has been adopted. The rule is effective April 22, 2020.

You can access the complete rule and related rulemaking documents by going to the Maine CDC Rules webpage. Printed copies are available by calling (207) 287-9394 or Maine Relay number 711.  

Additional information regarding the rulemaking process and weekly rulemaking updates can be found on the Secretary of State website

NOTICE OF AGENCY RULE ADOPTION 

AGENCY: Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: 10-144 CMR chapter 124 – Emergency Medical Services Personnel Reporting Rule (Emergency)

RULE TYPE: major substantive – emergency

SUMMARY:The Department is authorized to implement rules to require entities to report information related to healthcare workforce capacity and public health emergency preparedness. (22 MRS chapter 250.) Pursuant to 5 MRS §8054, the provisional adoption of this emergency rule immediately implements requirements for emergency medical service (EMS) organizations and emergency medical dispatch (EMD) centers to report information specific to emergency medical service workforce capacity as a key element of an effective comprehensive emergency medical services system. Information collected under this rule is specific to EMS personnel who, in accordance with Department-issued guidance, are temporarily removed from service due to reasons related to exposure, or potential exposure, to a notifiable condition or disease. EMS personnel includes, but is not limited to, licensed EMS responders, emergency medical transportation services and dispatch. Reporting must be in the form prescribed by the Department. Electronic reports must be completed within 24 hours of the removal of the EMS personnel and the individual must be monitored for changes in status that must be reported within 24 hours of the change (i.e. date completed self-quarantine, hospitalization, returned to work, etc.). Information collected will be used for public health purposes and inform system capacity in the event of a potential or actual public health emergency.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 22, 2020

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Bridget Bagley; 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011; 207-287-9394; bridget.bagley@maine.gov

EFFECTIVE WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/rules/

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