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OVERVIEW OF PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH QUICK RESPONSE SERVICE RECOGNITION PROGRAM Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Office July 2001 Robert Schweiker Governor Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Robert S Zimmerman Jr Secretary Department of Health Table of Contents Introduction Page 3 Application 3 Inspection 4 Recognition 5 Attachments 6 Attachment A Regional EMS Council Listing Attachment B Quick Response Service Recognition Application Attachment C Required Equipment and Supplies Quick Response Recognition Overview 2 July 26 2001 Introduction This document has been prepared by the Emergency Medical Services Office EMSO of the Department of Health Department to assist applicants that are applying for initial quick response service QRS recognition or renewal of QRS recognition A QRS is defined by regulation as an entity recognized by the Department to respond to an emergency and to provide EMS to patients pending the arrival of the prehospital personnel of an ambulance service This manual repeats some statutory and regulatory provisions It also explains some of those provisions However the manual is not itself a regulation It is not a document by which standards may be set Consequently it does not have the force or effect of law Furthermore although the EMSO may revise this manual from time to time to keep it up to date statutory regulatory or policy changes may occur following the distribution of this manual and later revisions Therefore the applicant is encouraged to review a current copy of the Emergency Medical Services Act and the Department s regulations and to confer with the appropriate regional emergency medical services EMS council to secure additional assistance The applicant should log onto the Department s website at www health state pa us to secure the most up to date copy of this manual Application 1 Obtaining an application An application for initial or renewal of QRS recognition may be obtained from any regional EMS



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