(a) The authority shall establish criteria for the statewide recognition of the certification of EMT-P personnel in the basic scope of practice of those personnel. The criteria shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:
(1) Standards for training, testing, certification, and revocation of certification, as required for statewide recognition of certification. The standards may include designation by the authority of the specific examinations required for certification, including, at the option of the authority, an examination provided by the authority. At the option of the authority, the standards may include a requirement for registration of prehospital emergency care personnel with the authority or other entity designated by the authority.
(2) Conditions for local accreditation of certified EMT-P personnel which are reasonable in order to maintain medical control and the integrity of the local EMS system, as determined by the authority and approved by the commission.
(3) Provisions for local accreditation in approved optional scope of practice, if any, as allowed by applicable state regulations and statutes.
(4) Provisions for the establishment and collection of fees by the appropriate agency, which may be the authority or an entity designated by the authority to collect fees for the authority, for testing, certification, accreditation, and registration with the appropriate state or local agency in the appropriate scope of practice. All fees collected for the authority in a calendar month by any entity designated by the authority pursuant to this section to collect fees for the authority shall be transmitted to the authority for deposit into the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Fund within 30 calendar days following the last day of the calendar month in which the fees were received by the designated entity.
(b) After January 1, 1991, all regulations for EMT-P personnel adopted by the authority shall, where relevant, include provisions for statewide recognition of certification or authorization for the scope of practice of those personnel.
(c) On or before July 1, 1991, the authority shall amend all relevant regulations for EMT-P personnel to include criteria developed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 1797.7 and subdivision (b) of Section 1797.172 to insure statewide recognition of certification for the scope of practice of those personnel.
(d) All future regulations for EMT-P personnel adopted by the authority shall, where relevant, include provisions for statewide recognition of certification or authorization for the scope of practice of those personnel.
(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1362, Sec. 7.)