COVID-19 Impact On Licensing
By authority approved and delegated by the Maine Board of EMS, in accordance with emergency legislation passed by Governor Janet Mills, Maine EMS is waiving certain rules pertaining to re-licensure for both Maine licensed EMS personnel. This waiver is approved in support of maintaining an effective EMS system response capability. Due to the challenges and availability of skills based classes, the Maine EMS Board has waived the requirement of hours related to BLS and ALS skills, HOWEVER, has not waived the total hours needed to relicense. This means that for every hour normally required for any BLS and ALS skills, for any license level, clinicians can replace that hour with an hour of any other education category. We will still accept skills hour if obtained, but otherwise, as an example, an EMT can substitute the 8 hours of BLS skills needed for relicensure with 4 hours trauma education, 2 hours medical, and 2 hours of preparatory/operations. The hours can be mixed in any combination of time or category in Preparatory/Operations, Airway/Breathing/Circulation, Assessment, Medical, Trauma, Obstetrics/Pediatrics. Please visit the EMS License Renewal page for more info on total hour requirements, and review the waiver below.
Waiver of Skills Hour Requirement for Clinician Licensing (PDF) (12/11/20)
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