DHS 110.15(1)(b) (b) If applying for an EMT-basic training permit, the individual has completed the first 46 hours of the initial EMT-basic training or has current certification as a first responder.
DHS 110.15(1)(c) (c) If applying for an EMT training permit above the EMT-basic level, the individual has a current EMT license.
DHS 110.15(1)(d) (d) The individual is enrolled in an initial EMT training course offered by a training center certified by the department.
DHS 110.15(1)(e) (e) The applicant provides any additional information the department requests during its review of the application.
DHS 110.15 Note Note: Application for training permit is submitted by the applicant to the department electronically through the department's E-Licensing system available at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems. Completed applications are processed electronically through this system. For further information contact the Emergency Medical Services Section, 1 W. Wilson St., P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659.
DHS 110.15(2) (2)Authorized actions and limitations.
DHS 110.15(2)(a)(a) A training permit granted by the department authorizes the training permit holder to participate in field and clinical training and to perform the duties of an EMT at the practice level for which the permit is issued while enrolled as a student with the training center.
DHS 110.15(2)(b) (b) A person who holds a training permit issued under this section may serve as part of a legal ambulance service provider crew for 9-1-1 emergency response or inter-facility transport only if supervised by a preceptor authorized under s. DHS 110.51 (2).
DHS 110.15(2)(c) (c) A person holding an EMT-basic training permit may serve as part of the required ambulance staff but may not be the primary care giver during transport.
DHS 110.15(2)(d) (d) A person holding a training permit may only perform those skills for which he or she has been adequately trained in the course in which he or she is actively enrolled.
DHS 110.15(3) (3)Duration of permits. Training permits are issued and valid for the following periods:
DHS 110.15(3)(a) (a) An EMT-basic training permit is valid for 12 months from date of issuance, unless the student fails to complete the training under the permit, in which case the permit expires when the trainee leaves the training program.
DHS 110.15(3)(b) (b) The training permit at the EMT-intermediate technician, EMT-intermediate, or EMT-paramedic level expires on the date the student completes the training course. An ambulance service provider may extend the permit up to 12 months from the completion date of the training course. To extend the permit the service must have in place a training plan approved by the department that includes participation of the medical director and is tied to the provider's quality assurance program.
DHS 110.15(3)(c) (c) A training permit may not be renewed.
DHS 110.15 History History: CR 10-085: cr. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11.
DHS 110.16 DHS 110.16Department administrative fees.
DHS 110.16(1)(1)The department may assess the following fees as applicable. The fees may be increased each year at the annual rate of inflation as determined by movement in the consumer price index for all urban consumers, published each month in the CPI detailed report by the U.S. department of labor's bureau of labor statistics with the approval of the EMS board:
DHS 110.16(1)(a) (a) Late renewal fee. If an application for renewal is not received by the department before the expiration date of the certificate or license, the individual shall pay to the department a late renewal fee of $50 prior to issuance of the renewal certificate or license.
DHS 110.16(1)(b) (b) Reinstatement fee. If an individual's certificate or license is expired for more than 6 months but less than 24 months, the individual shall pay to the department a late fee of $75 prior to reinstatement of the certificate or license.
DHS 110.16(1)(c) (c) Returned renewal fee. If a renewal notice is returned due to an incorrect address, the individual shall pay to the department a fee of $30 prior to issuance of the renewal certificate or license.
DHS 110.16(1)(d) (d) Verification of Wisconsin certification or license. If a certified first responder or licensed EMT asks the department to verify Wisconsin certificate or license information to another state, the individual shall pre-pay to the department $25 for the service and provide to the department a self-addressed, stamped envelope for mailing.
DHS 110.16(1)(e) (e) Reciprocity fee. If an applicant applies for a certificate or license based on training or licensing from another state, the individual shall pre-pay a fee of $50 to the department.
DHS 110.16(1)(f) (f) Manual processing fee. If an applicant or licensee is unable or chooses not to use an available electronic processing method, the individual shall submit a manual processing fee of $35 with the application and supporting paperwork and the department shall have 90 business days to respond instead of the normal 60 business days.
DHS 110.16(2) (2)Payment of a fee shall be by cashiers check or money order payable to “Department of Health Services" or “DHS", or may be charged to a VISA or MasterCard. The department will not accept cash payment or personal checks. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
DHS 110.16(3)(a)(a) If the department permits the payment of a fee by a credit card, the department may charge a cost recovery fee of no more than $2.50 per transaction in addition to the fee under sub. (1).
DHS 110.16(3)(b) (b) The department may contract for services relating to the payment of fees by credit card under this section.
DHS 110.16 History History: CR 10-085: cr. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11.
subch. III of ch. DHS 110 Subchapter III — CPR Training Organizations; Training Centers
DHS 110.17 DHS 110.17CPR and AED training and instruction.
DHS 110.17(1)(1)Organizations approved for CPR training. All of the following organizations are approved by the department to provide CPR training:
DHS 110.17(1)(a) (a) American Heart Association.
DHS 110.17(1)(b) (b) American Red Cross.
DHS 110.17(1)(c) (c) American Safety and Health Institute.
DHS 110.17(1)(d) (d) American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
DHS 110.17(1)(e) (e) Medic First Aid.
DHS 110.17(1)(f) (f) EMS Safety Services.
DHS 110.17(1)(g) (g) Any other organization identified and approved by the department.
DHS 110.17(2) (2)Training content and frequency.
DHS 110.17(2)(a)(a) Any person who provides CPR and AED instruction to an EMT or first responder shall successfully complete any one of the following courses with a certification period not to exceed 2 years:
DHS 110.17(2)(a)1. 1. American Heart Association — CPR for the Healthcare Professional course.
DHS 110.17(2)(a)2. 2. American Red Cross-CPR for the Professional Rescuer course.
DHS 110.17(2)(a)3. 3. American Safety and Health Institute — CPR Pro-Professional Level CPR and AED course.
DHS 110.17(2)(a)4. 4. Emergency Care and Safety Institute — American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Professional Rescuer CPR course.
DHS 110.17(2)(a)5. 5. Medic First Aid-Basic Life Support for Professionals course.
DHS 110.17(2)(a)6. 6. EMS Safety Services-Professional Rescuer.
DHS 110.17(2)(a)7. 7. Any other course identified and approved by the department.
DHS 110.17(2)(b) (b) All of the training courses specified under par. (a) shall be taught by an instructor who is affiliated with, employed by, or under contract with an organization specified under sub. (1), and shall include instruction in all of the following:
DHS 110.17(2)(b)1. 1. How to recognize life-threatening cardiac emergencies.
DHS 110.17(2)(b)2. 2. How to perform adult, child and infant CPR at the professional level, including the performance of CPR by one person and by 2 persons, and the use of medical devices to help an individual breathe.
DHS 110.17(2)(b)3. 3. How to use an automated external defibrillator on persons of any appropriate age.
DHS 110.17(2)(b)4. 4. How to clear the airway of a conscious or unconscious person who is choking.
DHS 110.17(3) (3)Instructor qualifications.
DHS 110.17(3)(a) (a) An individual who provides CPR or AED instruction to an EMT, first responder, or a person who is required as a condition of licensure, certification, or registration to have current proficiency in the use of an AED, shall meet all of the qualifications, including qualifications for frequency of training, that are specified by the approved provider with whom the instructor is affiliated, employed or under contract.
DHS 110.17(3)(b) (b) An instructor certification in CPR or AED that is issued to an individual by an approved provider may not be valid for more than 2 years from the date the certification is issued.
DHS 110.17 History History: CR 10-085: cr. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11.
DHS 110.18 DHS 110.18Training center initial and renewal certification requirements.
DHS 110.18(1)(1)Authorized actions and qualifications. No person may provide training that is represented as qualifying an individual for first responder certification or EMT licensure or renewal unless the person is certified by the department as a training center.
DHS 110.18(2) (2)Application requirements. An applicant for training center certification shall submit a fully and accurately completed application obtained from the department, which shall include all of the following:
DHS 110.18(2)(a) (a) Documentation of the community need, showing that there are not adequate resources for EMS training available through any current training center in the area.
DHS 110.18(2)(b) (b) A description of the organization's capabilities to train students in the provision of emergency medical care in pre-hospital, interfacility and hospital settings.
DHS 110.18(2)(c) (c) A copy of the résumé and Wisconsin physician license of the training center's medical director.
DHS 110.18(2)(d) (d) A copy of the résumé of the training center's program director.
DHS 110.18(2)(dm) (dm) A copy of the résumé of the center's EMS instructor II.
DHS 110.18(2)(e) (e) A copy of the position description for the EMS instructor II, which shall specify the responsibilities of the EMS instructor II.
DHS 110.18(2)(f) (f) An explanation of how the training center will evaluate the training program and the instructors and a statement of how often the evaluations will occur.
DHS 110.18(2)(g) (g) A completed training center application including the requested check list items contained within the application.
DHS 110.18(2)(h) (h) Proof of national EMS education program accreditation if applying for a training center certification to train paramedics.
DHS 110.18(2)(i) (i) Any other information requested by the department.
DHS 110.18 Note Note: Training center applications are submitted by the applicant to the department electronically through the department's E-Licensing system available at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems. Completed applications are processed electronically through this system. For further information contact the Emergency Medical Services Section, 1 W. Wilson St., P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659.
DHS 110.18(3) (3)Renewal requirements. A training center shall renew its certification by every June 30 of the even year of the biennium by submitting to the department an updated application and materials required under sub. (2). If a training center does not timely renew its certification, its certification expires and any training provided before the training center has renewed its certification will not count toward qualifying a student for department certification or licensure.
DHS 110.18 History History: CR 10-085: cr. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; renumber of (2) (dm) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2010 No. 660.
DHS 110.19 DHS 110.19Course approval requirements. A training center shall obtain prior department approval for each initial or refresher course it offers. Once a training center obtains approval, all subsequent course offerings based on that approval are automatically approved when entered in the department's training database, provided the training center has renewed its certification under s. DHS 110.18 (3). If the training center changes any component of an approved course, it shall submit the change to the department for approval prior to implementation. To request course approval, the training center shall submit all of the following to the department:
DHS 110.19(1) (1)A fully and accurately completed department application form signed and dated by the applicant.
DHS 110.19(2) (2)Identification of the number of hours that will be devoted to classroom training, clinical training, and supervised field training.
DHS 110.19(3) (3)If modifying the course curriculum, identification of the specific changes to all of the following:
DHS 110.19(3)(a) (a) Any changes to content and behavioral objectives for classroom, clinical training, or supervised field training.
DHS 110.19(3)(b) (b) Any increase in hours for classroom, clinical training, or supervised field training.
DHS 110.19(3)(c) (c) Any additional skills or medications that are taught.
DHS 110.19(4) (4)A written explanation of how students will be screened for acceptance into the course and a list of any prerequisites to entrance.
DHS 110.19(5) (5)A list of the locations of classroom training and an explanation of how the training will be conducted.
DHS 110.19(6) (6)If applicable, a written description of the clinical training, which shall include all of the following:
DHS 110.19(6)(a) (a) The names and physical addresses of the clinical sites.
DHS 110.19(6)(b) (b) At least one sample of a written agreement that will be used with the clinical sites.
DHS 110.19(6)(c) (c) How the clinical training will be conducted.
DHS 110.19(6)(d) (d) A list of the emergency medical care and training capabilities of the clinical site.
DHS 110.19(6)(e) (e) A list of the areas of the clinical site that will be used for hands-on experience and observation for all skills specified in the curriculum.
DHS 110.19(6)(f) (f) Name and qualifications of each person supervising the students at the clinical site.
DHS 110.19(6)(g) (g) A list of the qualified preceptors for each clinical site.
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