2013 ORS § 682.216¹
Issuance of licenses
  • fees
  • provisional license
  • license by indorsement
  • continuing education
  • renewal
  • rules
  • driver license requirement

(1) When application has been made as required under ORS 682.208 (License from Oregon Health Authority), the Oregon Health Authority shall license the applicant as an emergency medical services provider if it finds:

(a) The applicant has successfully completed a training course approved by the authority.

(b) The applicant meets the physical and mental qualifications required under ORS 682.208 (License from Oregon Health Authority).

(c) No matter has been brought to the attention of the authority which would disqualify the applicant.

(d) A nonrefundable fee has been paid to the authority pursuant to ORS 682.212 (Application fee).

(e) The applicant for an emergency medical services provider license:

(A) Is 18 years of age or older if the applicant is applying for a license at a level higher than emergency medical responder; or

(B) Is 16 years of age or older if the applicant is applying for a license at the emergency medical responder level.

(f) The applicant has successfully completed examination as prescribed by the authority.

(g) The applicant meets other requirements prescribed by rule of the authority.

(2) The authority may provide for the issuance of a provisional license for emergency medical services providers.

(3) The authority may issue an emergency medical services provider license by indorsement without proof of completion of an approved training course to an emergency medical services provider who is licensed to practice emergency care in another state of the United States or a foreign country if, in the opinion of the authority, the applicant meets the requirements for licensure in this state and can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the authority competency to practice emergency care. The authority is the sole judge of credentials of any emergency medical services provider applying for licensure without proof of completion of an approved training course.

(4) A person licensed under this section shall submit, at the time of application for renewal of the license to the authority, evidence of the applicants satisfactory completion of an authority approved program of continuing education and other requirements prescribed by rule by the authority.

(5) The authority shall prescribe criteria and approve programs of continuing education in emergency and nonemergency care to meet the requirements of this section.

(6) The authority shall include a fee pursuant to ORS 682.212 (Application fee) for late renewal and for issuance of any duplicate license. Each license issued under this section, unless sooner suspended or revoked, expires and is renewable after a period of two years. Each license must be renewed on or before June 30 of every second year or on or before such date as may be specified by authority rule. The authority by rule shall establish a schedule of license renewals under this subsection and shall prorate the fees to reflect any shorter license period.

(7) Nothing in this chapter authorizes an emergency medical services provider to operate an ambulance without a driver license as required under the Oregon Vehicle Code. [Formerly 682.157; 2007 c.768 §47; 2009 c.595 §1085; 2011 c.703 §12]