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    Subdivision 1. Requirements. A medical director shall:
(1) be currently licensed as a physician in this state;
(2) have experience in, and knowledge of, emergency care of acutely ill or traumatized
patients; and
(3) be familiar with the design and operation of local, regional, and state emergency medical
service systems.
    Subd. 2. Responsibilities. Responsibilities of the medical director shall include, but are
not limited to:
(1) approving standards for training and orientation of personnel that impact patient care;
(2) approving standards for purchasing equipment and supplies that impact patient care;
(3) establishing standing orders for prehospital care;
(4) approving written triage, treatment, and transportation guidelines for adult and pediatric
(5) participating in the development and operation of continuous quality improvement
programs including, but not limited to, case review and resolution of patient complaints;
(6) establishing procedures for the administration of drugs; and
(7) maintaining the quality of care according to the standards and procedures established
under clauses (1) to (6).
    Subd. 3. Annual assessment; ambulance service. Annually, the medical director or the
medical director's designee shall assess the practical skills of each person on the ambulance
service roster and sign a statement verifying the proficiency of each person. The statements shall
be maintained in the licensee's files.
History: 1999 c 245 art 9 s 34; 2004 c 144 s 2

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