Apply for a waiver to EMS scope of practice

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The OATH waiver application is an online process similar to the EMS provider certification application process. The online waiver application consists of: a waiver application form and an optional waiver delegate selection form. You will find instructions on each below:
 
Tips before you start:
  • Please use the most current version of Google Chrome. OATH may not be compatible with other web browsers.
  • You must have an OATH account and be registered as medical director for each agency named in a waiver application.
  • Have justification of need, literature review, protocols and other documentation prepared as Word documents or PDF files prior to starting the waiver application.
  • If the medical director is registered for more than one agency, unselect the agencies that are not to be included in the waiver. Only the agency or agencies intended for the waiver should be named in the application.
  • Only service agencies can be indicated in a waiver. Unselect any agency names that end in “—Education Program.”
  • The OATH waiver application process is a multi-step process similar to the application process for EMS provider certification, with forms completed by both the medical director and/or waiver delegate and department staff. This can be completed at your convenience over several days or by appointment in one session. To complete the exchange of forms in one session, please contact Mike Bateman at (303) 692-2989 or michael.bateman@state.co.us. Please have your individual file uploads already prepared.
 
Waiver application instructions
Once the intent form is processed, you will receive an email indicating that the waiver application is available in your OATH account. The waiver application may be completed by a medical director or their waiver delegate. Once you have received an email stating the waiver application form is available, you must login to your OATH account and then:
  1. Find 'Form Pending Completion'
  2. Click 'Completion'
  3. Find 'Scope of Practice Waiver – Application'
  4. Click 'Start'
  5. Click 'Save and Continue' to advance to next page
  6. Indicate waiver information as appropriate
  7. Upload a Word document for Statement of Need:
    1. Enter a file name
    2. Enter a brief description
    3. Click 'Choose File' and select a file from menu
    4. Click Open
  8. Upload Literature Review document(s):
    1. Enter a file name
    2. Enter a brief description
    3. Click 'Choose File' and select file from menu
    4. Click 'Open'
    5. You may also include website addresses that link to this information
  9. If attaching additional documents:
    1. Click 'Add' beneath 'Document Type'
    2. Enter a file name
    3. Click 'Choose File' and select a file from menu
    4. Click 'Open'
    5. Click 'Add'
    6. Repeat steps 9a through 9e for each additional document you would like to upload
  10. Click 'Save and Continue' to advance page
  11. Upload agency protocol(s):
    1. Click 'Add' beneath 'Document Type'
    2. Enter a file name
    3. Click 'Choose File' and select a file from menu
    4. Click 'Open'
    5. Click 'Add'
    6. Repeat steps 11a through 11e for each additional document you would like to upload
  12. Click 'Save and Continue' to advance page
  13. Indicate who will conduct training
  14. Upload a description of the training program:
    1. Enter a file name
    2. Enter brief description
    3. Click 'Choose File' and select a file from menu
    4. Click 'Open'
  15. Provide instructor credentials if necessary
  16. Click 'Save and Continue' to advance page
  17. Upload a CQI plan:
    1. Enter a file name
    2. Enter a brief description
    3. Click 'Choose File' and select a file from menu
    4. Click 'Open'
  18. Click 'Save and Continue' to advance page
  19. Digitally sign the application by entering your OATH username and password
  20. Click 'Submit'
 
Waiver delegate designation instructions
A medical director that would like to delegate a registered OATH user to complete and submit the waiver application, must use the waiver delegation form located in their OATH account. Medical directors who are registered in OATH will find this form after OATH account login. To find and fill out this form you must log in to your OATH account and then:
  1. Click on 'Applications'
  2. Find the agency for which you provide medical direction and with which the individual you want as waiver delegate is affiliated
  3. Click 'View Services Applications'
  4. Find 'Service Personnel Update – Waiver Delegate Designation by Medical Director'
  5. Click 'Apply Now'
  6. Find 'Scope of Practice Waiver – Waiver Delegate Designation by Medical Director'
  7. Click 'Start'
  8. Click on the individual’s name in the roster
    1. If the individual is not listed in the roster:
      1. Click 'Add'
      2. Enter the individual’s name in the search field
      3. Click on the individual’s OATH link when it appears below the search field
      4. Select 'Waiver Delegate' from the menu
      5. Click 'Add'
      6. Go to Step 12
  9. Select the waiver delegate's name from the menu
  10. Click 'Update'
  11. Click on the black arrow under 'Purpose of Form'
  12. Select 'Personnel Update'
  13. Digitally sign the application by entering your OATH username and password
  14. Click 'Submit'
Once approved, waiver delegates will have access to your waiver applications through their OATH account.

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