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1.3 This practice also addresses components of on-line medical direction (direct medical control) including the qualifications and responsibilities of on-line medical physicians and the relationship of the prehospital provider to on-line medical direction.
1.4 This practice addresses the relationship of the on-line medical physician to the off-line Medical Director.
1.5 The authority for control of medical services at the scene of a medical emergency is addressed in this practice.
1.6 The requirements for a Communication Resource are also addressed within this practice.
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