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BPSST Administrative Rule Hearing Schedued: Amendments to Rules for Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers - 02/11/19

OREGON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Amendments to Rules for
Telecommunicators and Emergency Medical Dispatchers.

You are invited to review and submit written comment on the following proposed rule change. DPSST will accept written public comment on the proposed rule change through March 21, 2019. Interested parties are also invited to attend a Rule Hearing on March 19, 2019 at DPSST. The comment and hearing details are provided below.

Rule Filing Caption:

Eliminates first aid and CPR requirements for telecommunicator and emergency medical dispatcher DPSST certifications.

Amending:

OAR 259-008-0060

Rule Change Summary:

This proposed rule change removes the First Aid (FA) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification requirements from the minimum standards that must be met in order to eligible for the award of a DPSST Telecommunicator or Emergency Medical Dispatcher certification. Through this proposed rule change, FA&CPR certification would no longer be required for any telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher DPSST certification.

More detailed information about the rule changes can be found in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and additional information on the DPSST website. http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/SC/Pages/AdministrativeRules.aspx

This is the second filing for this proposed rule change. All of the comments collected from the first comment period (December 2018) and the comments collected during this comment period and the OAR Hearing will be presented to the Telecommunications Policy Committee for consideration. At the time of this notice, the next Telecommunications Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for May 1, 2019.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE HEARING:

DATE:

03/19/2019

TIME:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

ADDRESS: 

Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97371

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

Persons attending the hearing to submit verbal statements must be signed in by 9:45 AM.
The entrance to the DPSST parking lot is identified by a brick wall and gate entrance. The brick wall displays "Oregon Public Safety Academy". The gate will be open. Enter through the gate/driveway and proceed straight to access the parking area. 

WRITTEN COMMENTS : 

The last day for written comment is March 21, 2019. Written comments on the proposed rules may be submitted via email or mail to the following. 

EMAIL:

.Howald@state.or.us">Jennifer.Howald@state.or.us
Subject: Public Comment for OAR 259-008-0060

MAIL:

Jennifer Howald
Rules Coordinator, DPSST
RE: Public Comment for OAR 259-008-0060
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

 

## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 45,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board

 

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