New California EMT Scope of Practice
As of July 1, 2017, changes to Title 22 Div. 9 Chapter 2 Emergency Medical Technician has resulted in changes to the EMT Scope of Practice for all California Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). This revision includes new knowledge and skills, some of which are required, and others that are Optional Skills that a local EMS Agency (LEMSA) may establish for local accreditation.
Starting 7/1/2019, an EMT renewing his or her certification shall submit documentation of successful completion of the following training by an approved EMT training program or approved CE provider:
- The use and administration of naloxone or other opioid antagonist that meets the standards and requirements of Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(c).
- The use and administration of epinephrine by auto-injector that meets the standards and requirements Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(d).
- The use of a glucometer that meets the standards and requirements of Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(e).
The entire EMT Scope of Practice 2017 Update includes a total of 16 hours of training. Safety Unlimited, Inc. (CE Provider #56-0013) has broken this down into 4 courses.
EMTs will not be allowed to renew anywhere in California as of July 1, 2019 without this mandatory training.