Scope of Practice

 

EMSA is accepting LOSOP requests from local emergency medical services agency (LEMSA) medical directors, pertaining to COVID-19.  The Governor’s Emergency Proclamation dated March 4, 2020, in conjunction with the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20 (PDF), Executive Order N-08-20 (PDF), Executive Order N-17-20 (PDF), and Executive Order N-21-21(PDF), provides the Director of EMSA the authority to approve the expansion of LOSOP for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Advanced EMTs (AEMT), and paramedics to aid in the prevention of the spread of the virus. Below are standardized template material that medical directors may use when applying for LOSOP requests pursuant to this proclamation.

COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccinations and COVID-19

Director’s Current Updates

Addendum to COVID-19 Vaccination LOSOPs – Pediatric Patients Memo (11/12/2021)

Expanded Scope of Practice – Paramedic Monoclonal Antibody Infusion/Monitoring Memo (11/12/2021)

Covid-19 Influenza Vaccination and Covid-19 Testing Application Extension Memo (08/04/2021)

Covid-19 Vaccination Administration by EMS Personnel Reimbursement Memo (08/04/2021)

Director’s Past Updates

Termination of Emergency Local Optional Scope of Practice Requests Memo (07/06/2021)

EMS COVID Vaccination Memo – Patient Age (12 and Older) Guidance (05/28/2021)

EMT Vaccination Memo – Federal Guidance (03/22/2021)

EMT COVID Vaccination Authorization Memo – Additional Guidance (03/04/2021)

Covid-19 Application and Guidance

APPLICATION: Covid-19 and Influenza Vaccination and Covid-19 Testing Request

  • Application to administer Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination and Covid-19 testing by EMS personnel.

EMSA COVID-19 EMT AEMT and Paramedic Training Packet

COVID-19 Vaccinations – Data Collection and Reimbursement

Covid-19 Testing Application and Guidance

Collection of Nasopharyngeal Specimen for COVID-19: Training Material

  • Training material for nasopharyngeal specimen collection, storage, and transport.

Administration of Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection for COVID-19: Training Sign-in Sheet

  • Sign-in sheet for use when conducting nasopharyngeal specimen collection.

Administration of Nasopharyngeal Specimen Collection for COVID-19: Competency Checklist

  • Skill verification sheet to be used for administration of nasopharyngeal specimen collection.

Influenza Vaccination Application and Guidance

APPLICATION: Covid-19 and Influenza Vaccination and Covid-19 Testing Request

  • Application to administer Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination and Covid-19 testing by EMS personnel.

Influenza Vaccination Administration: Policy and Procedure

  • Template policy and procedures for intramuscular influenza and COVID-19 vaccination

Influenza Vaccination Administration: Training Materials

  • Training material for intramuscular influenza vaccination.

Influenza Vaccination Fact Sheet

  • Fact sheet for influenza vaccination.

Influenza Vaccination Administration: Checklist

  • Screening checklist for contraindications to influenza vaccination.

Influenza Vaccination Refrigerator Temperature Log

  • Refrigeration temperature log for influenza vaccination storage.

Static Site – Application

Static site Paramedic and EMT Assisted Medical Administration: Local Optional Scope of Practice Application

  • Application for use for EMTs and paramedics assigned to static sites as related to COVID-19 response.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to scopeofpractice@emsa.ca.gov

 

Scope of Practice Position Statements

 

The following position statements reflect the current position of the EMS Authority in the subject areas shown below for Scope of Practice. They are intended to provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding scope of practice for EMS personnel.

  • Airway and Breathing
  • Cardiac and Medical
  • Patient Assessment
  • Pharmacological Intervention
  • Trauma

Download all Local Scope of Practice Position Statements

LOSOP and Trial Study Request Application Form

Local Optional Scope of Practice (LOSOP)

 

Trial Studies

 

Trial Studies

Hemostatic Dressings

 

Approved Hemostatic Dressings