Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM F1149-93(1998)

Standard Practice for Qualifications, Responsibilities, and Authority of Individuals and Institutions Providing Medical Direction of Emergency Medical Services


1.1 This practice covers the qualifications, responsibilities, and authority of individuals and institutions providing medical direction of emergency medical services.

1.2 This practice addresses the qualifications, authority, and responsibility of a Medical Director (off-line) and the relationship of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) provider to this individual.

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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Book of Standards Volume: 13.02
Developed by Subcommittee: F30.03
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/F1149-93R98
ICS Code: 11.160