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RULE §157.49Emergency Medical Services Operator and Operator Instructor Training and Certification

  (4) meet at least the minimum requirements for course curriculum established by the department for EMS information operator initial and refresher training;

  (5) maintain in conjunction with the sponsoring agency or organization, all EMS information operator training course records for a minimum of 5 years;

  (6) attest to the successful course completion of all students who meet the program's requirements for completion;

  (7) provide candidates who have satisfied the requirements in subsection (d)(1) of this section with documentation on a form approved by the department, of certification that meets the requirements established by the department. Documentation shall include the candidate's name, a unique identification number, date of successful completion of the EMS information operator training and the training program's approval number;

  (8) maintain in conjunction with the sponsoring agency or organization, a list of the names, addresses, social security numbers and the date the training was completed of each individual who successfully completes EMS information operator training for a minimum of five years;

  (9) verify EMS information operator certification upon request of a certificant, a licensed EMS provider, a public safety agency, the department, or another individual or entity authorized by law;

  (10) provide the department with information and reports necessary for planning, administrative, regulatory, or investigative purposes; and

  (11) provide certified EMS information operators who have met the requirements in subsection (f) of this section, relating to recertification, with documentation on a form approved by the department renewing the certification.

(n) Disciplinary Action. An EMS information operator instructor shall be subject to the same disciplinary actions set forth in §157.44 of this title (relating to Emergency Medical Service Instructor Certification).

(o) For all applications and renewal applications, the department is authorized to collect subscription and convenience fees, in amounts determined by texas.gov, to recover costs associated with application and renewal application processing through texas.gov.

Source Note: The provisions of this §157.49 adopted to be effective December 10, 2000, 25 TexReg 12174; amended to be effective June 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 4492; amended to be effective September 11, 2011, 36 TexReg 5689

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