1- The agency Medical Director must submit to the EMS Bureau or have included in their medical supervision plan an optional module addendum that indicates which optional modules (OMs) they want to adopt for each agency they supervise.
- Medical Director Addendum
2-The agency seeking OM authorization must be compliant with reporting patient care response data to the Idaho Pre-hospital Electronic Record Collection System (PERCS) or be in the process of validating an export into PERCS. They will report their utilization of OM interventions either through PERCS or during their agency’s license renewal site visit.
- For information on becoming PERCS compliant email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208)334-4000.
3- OM skills and interventions cannot be utilized by EMS providers until verification of credentialing by the EMS Medical Director has been submitted to the EMS Bureau. Verification must be submitted prior to any newly credentialed provider practicing the OM skill.
- OM credentialing grid
*** As a reminder, state EMS licensing does not address optional skills or interventions. The EMS Medical Director must ensure that licensed EMS personnel receive appropriate initial and continuing training for OM skills and interventions. In addition, the EMS Medical Director or Supervising Physician must take an active role in verifying competency in optional skills and interventions.
If you have any questions, please contact the Idaho EMS Bureau at IdahoEMS@dhw.idaho.gov or (208)334-4000.
EMR Optional Module Curriculum
EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic Optional Module Curriculum
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* Tests - You must be approved to access the tests, please contact the EMS Bureau for more information.