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EMS Rules and Statutes

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In 1973, the Florida Legislature encouraged the development and maintenance of a total delivery system of emergency medical services for the purpose of protecting and enhancing the health, welfare and safety of all citizens of the state.  Toward that end, the Emergency Medical Services Section was established by authority of Chapter 401, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 64J-1, Florida Administrative Code

Current Rules in Revision

  • 64J-1.002; 64J-1.003; 64J-1.005 - 64J-1.007; 64J-1.012; 64J-1.014; 64J-1.015; 64J-1.017 – 64J-1.019; 64J-1.0201

RULE STATUS:  The Department published a Notice of Development of Rulemaking to discuss the above reference rules on January 7, 2019. Please see supporting documentation below.

64J-1 Rule Workshop Agenda

64J-1 Phase 2 NRD

DH Form 631

DH Form 1510

DH Form 9003-EPCS

DH Form 1882

Date and Time:  Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

Place:  Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Meeting Room Tomoka, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118

Conference Call Number:  1 (866) 899-4679

Access Code:  955-658-845

For assistance please contact by phone (850) 558-9532 or email EMS@flhealth.gov.

Declaratory Statements

Pursuant to Chapter 120.565, F.S., a substantially affected person may submit a petition for a declaratory statement from an agency regarding the agency's opinion as to the applicability of a statutory provision, rule, or order of that agency.

Variances and Waivers

 Pursuant to Chapter 120.542, F.S. variances and waivers shall be granted when the person subject to the rule demonstrates that the purpose of the underlying statute will be or has been achieved by other means by the person and when application of a rule would create a substantial hardship or would violate principles of fairness. For purposes of this section, “substantial hardship” means a demonstrated economic, technological, legal, or other type of hardship to the person requesting the variance or waiver. For purposes of this section, “principles of fairness” are violated when the literal application of a rule affects a particular person in a manner significantly different from the way it affects other similarly situated persons who are subject to the rule.

If you wish to submit a petition for a declaratory statement or a variance waiver, please submit the petition with the set of circumstances and the specific statue, rule, or order that applies to those circumstances to:

                                           Agency Clerk's Office
                                           Department of Health
                                           4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A02
                                           Tallahassee, FL 32399

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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