EMS medical direction

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Register as an EMS medical director, OATH skills attestation
Apply for a waiver to the scope of practice for your agency
View active scope of practice waivers 
List of active scope of practice waivers granted to Colorado EMS organizations
Case report forms for ketamine and rapid sequence induction waviers

Medical direction resources

More information
  • We regulate EMS providers through the Rules Pertaining to EMS Practice and Medical Director Oversight 6 CCR 1015-3, Chapter 2, which defines the roles and responsibilities of a medical director and the Colorado EMS scope of practice for each level of provider. 
  • Medical director registration is required as defined in Rules Pertaining to EMS Practice and Medical Director Oversight.
  • The Emergency Medical Practice Advisory Council advises the department about the appropriate scope of practice for EMS providers, including waivers to scope of practice and criteria for physicians to serve as EMS medical directors. Meetings are held quarterly.