Town of Cranberry Isles Emergency Medical Service Policy

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TOWN OF CRANBERRY ISLES
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE POLICY

A. Cranberry Isles Rescue shall at all times have a director, who shall be familiar with and responsible for ensuring compliance of Cranberry Isles Rescue with the laws and requirements of the State of Maine.

B. In compliance with the laws of the State of Maine, all Cranberry Isles Rescue emergency medical service responders shall be licensed pursuant to Title 32 MRSA §82(2).

C. In the event an emergency medical responder’s license expires or is revoked, he or she shall immediately notify the director of the Cranberry Isles Rescue.

D. The director of the Cranberry Isles Rescue shall at all times maintain a listing of emergency medical responders, contact information (including telephone number, mailing address, and – if available - email address) as well as dates on which required licenses(s) is/are set to expire.

E. The director of the Cranberry Isles Rescue shall be responsible for calendaring emergency medical responder license expiration dates (as well as the renewal date for Cranberry Isles Rescue), and two months prior to the date on which any requisite emergency rescue license is set to expire, the chief of Cranberry Isles Rescue shall advise the responder in writing of the upcoming expiration date, that the unlicensed provision of emergency medical services is prohibited by laws as a Class E crime and that failure to renew his/her license prior to the date of expiration shall result in suspension.

F. Unless evidence of license renewal is provided to the director four weeks prior to a license expiration date, the director of Cranberry Isles Rescue shall again communicate the pending license expiration date, and that unlicensed provision of emergency medical services is a criminal act and shall result in suspension from Cranberry Isles Rescue.

G. Unless evidence of license renewal is provided to the director of Cranberry Isles Rescue prior to the expiration date, license expiration shall be presumed on the license expiration date.

H. Failure to maintain a current and valid emergency medical service license shall immediately result in suspension of the unlicensed person from provision of emergency medical services on behalf of Cranberry Isles Rescue. He/she shall not be scheduled or called to respond on behalf of Cranberry Isles Rescue, and the chief of Cranberry Isles Rescue shall send him/her written notice of suspension. Suspension from Cranberry Isles Rescue shall continue until such time as a license is validly obtained from the licensing agency and evidence of licensure is provided.

I. This policy is intended to prevent the unlicensed provision of emergency medical services on behalf of Cranberry Isles Rescue. It is the responsibility of each individual responder to maintain his/her current licensure. The notice provisions contained in this policy should not, and may not, be relied upon by any responder, and the failure of Cranberry Isles Rescue to satisfy the notice provisions contained herein shall not affect or delay suspension of an emergency medical service responder from Cranberry Isles Rescue.

As adopted by the Board of Selectmen on September 07, 2010.

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