Ohio Board Rules Don’t Apply to Hospital EMTs

In the regulation of medical professionals in Ohio, different boards have different rules.

The state medical and nursing boards say they have authority over everyone they license. But the Ohio Emergency Medical Services board says its jurisdiction is a bit fuzzier.

The EMS board, which certifies 40,593 emergency medical workers, can discipline licensees for improper actions on the job, and for felonies or crimes involving moral turpitude in their private lives.

But there are exceptions. This oversight doesn’t apply to emergency medical technicians who are part of the state’s execution team or those working in hospitals.

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