PEMS Office Closed – Monday, February 17, 2020 in Observance of President’s Day. We will reopen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

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Novel Coronavirus Update

The Virginia Department of Health is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV also are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States, where the first 2019-nCoV infection was detected in a traveler returning from Wuhan on January 21, 2020.

Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, suggesting person-to-person spread is occurring. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. The latest situation summary updates are available on CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus Webpage.

Click here for further information from Virginia Department of Health.

Click here for provider precautions from the CDC.

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Peninsulas EMS Council will be Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Peninsulas EMS Council will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020. We will reopen Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

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2020 Data Quality & Compliance Initiative 12VAC5-31-560-C

December 31, 2019

TO: Virginia Emergency Medical Services Agencies
Regional Emergency Medical Services Councils

FROM: Ronald D Passmore, NRP
Manager – Regulation & Compliance Division

SUBJECT: 2020 Data Quality & Compliance Initiative 12VAC5-31-560-C

Virginia Administrative Code – EMS Regulations require every licensed EMS agency to submit Patient Care Records with the required minimum data set on a schedule established by the Office of EMS (OEMS) as authorized in §32.1-116.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Agencies can visit the Virginia Office of EMS website, select Regulation & Compliance, then select Data Compliance Report, to view your agencies compliance scores for the most recent 6 months.
Contact information for OEMS staff who can assist with correcting/updating your agencies data will be located on this page as well.

This report will provide each agency with information on their following measures:
• Agency Demographic Information (must be updated every calendar year)
• Agency Data Dictionary Compliance (data submitted matches what is required)
• 6 month Data Quality Scores (agency data submitted contains all required data fields)

If your agency utilizes a third party data vendor, please contact your vendor representative for assistance in submitting complaint data per EMS Regulations.

All agencies must be compliant by summer of 2020. Should your agencies compliance scores not be acceptable you will be contacted by your Regulation & Compliance Division - Program Representative.

  Click here to download this document.

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