Legal Aspects of EMS
(3 hours: Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic levels)
To review and update the knowledge base of EMTs at all levels concerning the legalaspects of EMS.
To review standard laws and policies, and define and understand all new laws and policiesregarding legal issues of this profession.
To understand the basis of consentTo understand mandated reporting of lawsTo review operations of emergency vehiclesTo understand the legalities of the crime scene.To review and understand negligence and malpracticeTo gain insight into the Homestead Act and how it worksGood Samaritan Laws and how they apply to EMTsI.Introduction (5 minutes)II.Legal Principles (10 minutes)A.Civil lawB.Criminal lawII.Operation of Emergency Vehicles (10 minutes)A.General laws1.Fire engines2.Police vehicles3.AmbulancesII.Child Abuse (15 minutes)1.Mandated reporting1.When to report2.Where to report3.How to report2.Consequences of failing to reportII.Elderly Abuse (15 minutes)1.Mandated reporting1.When to report2.Where to report3.How to report