The CoAEMSP Board adopted new and revised policies during its August 3-4, 2017, meeting. The policies further clarify the policies and procedures as they relate to programs. The current CoAEMSP Policies and Procedures Manual can be found
Some highlights from the new or revised policies include and are not limited to:
Fees. All CoAEMSP fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. NOTE: The CAAHEP fee is in addition to CoAEMSP fees and is billed directly from and payable to CAAHEP.
Late submission of Progress Reports will be assessed a late processing fee in accordance with the CoAEMSP fee schedule.
Site Visit Report at time of conclusion of site visit.
The site visit team prepares an UNOFFICIAL Site Visit Report leaving a Summary of Findings with the program. The program must wait to respond until the OFFICIAL Findings Letter is received.
Change of Name/Change of Ownership of the Paramedic Program and the process involved.
Transfer of Sponsorship procedure.
Program Closure requirements in the event a program’s accreditation is Withhold, Withdrawal or Expiration of Initial Accreditation.
Publication of the CoAEMSP Letter of Review or CAAHEP Accreditation status states what information can be published by a program on the status of its CoAEMSP Letter of Review or CAAHEP Accreditation.
Communication with the State Office of EMS. The CoAEMSP Executive Office may, at its discretion, share information regarding the Paramedic program’s CAAHEP accreditation and/or CoAEMSP Letter of Review status with relevant State Office(s) of EMS, the program’s institutional accrediting organization, and the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) at any time.
Failure to Notify of a Personnel Change fee (effective May 1, 2017). Programs are required to notify the CoAEMSP of a change in personnel [i.e., President/CEO, Dean (or comparable administrator, billing contact), Program Director, Medical Director, Associate Medical Director, Assistant Medical Director, Lead Instructor, Billing Contact]. Failure to do so within the times prescribed in Policy XV Personnel Changes will be assessed a fee.
Any program re-applying for a Letter of Review (LoR) where the program
sponsor was previously revoked, withheld, withdrawn, or expired shall be
responsible for any and all fees previously invoiced and unpaid to the
CoAEMSP. These fees are in addition to all non-refundable and non-
transferable fees associated with the accreditation process.
Adding/Changing an Associate Medical Director, Assistant Medical Director, or Lead Instructor. Clear process for adding or changing any of the new positions listed in the 2015 CAAHEP
Lead Instructor Associate Degree Requirement. Effective July 1, 2017, all accredited programs or Letter of Review (LoR) programs adding or identifying a Lead Instructor must fill the position with an individual meeting all qualifications prescribed under the current CAAHEP
Standards and Guidelines, including possession of an Associate Degree. The Associate Degree may be in any area of study.
Lead Instructors who have been in this position continuously from date of
hire prior to the 2015 CAAHEP
Standards who do not meet the
Associate’s Degree requirement prescribed under the current CAAHEP
Standards may continue in the role of Lead Instructor with that program,
so long as that program continuously maintains CAAHEP
accreditation. Should there be a change in the Lead Instructor, the new
Lead Instructor MUST meet 2015 CAAHEP
Satellite locations. After the CoAEMSP has approved a satellite location, the program MUST notify the CoAEMSP immediately if there are any changes to that location specific to: the number of students enrolled in the class; the class not starting, or the start date or on-time graduation date.