News & Updates

On April 1, 2016, Northwest MedStar joined Life Flight Network.
Critical care transport and membership services continue.

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The goal of EMS Compass is to help EMS systems measure and improve the quality of
care at the local, regional, state and national levels.  Click on the following link to learn more:

Substitute House Bill 1721-S.PL:
AN ACT Relating to the transport of patients by ambulance to facilities other than hospitals;
amending RCW 70.168.100 and 18.71.210; reenacting and amending RCW 70.168.015;
adding a new section to chapter 70.168 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 18.73 RCW;
and adding a new section to chapter 74.09 RCW.
Substitute House Bill 1721 Draft Guidelines v1 ch 09.15.2015

WA State Department of Health has provided the following link to their webpage
referencing proposed changes in AIR MEDICAL RULES.   The page contains a link
to register for related webinars.

Air Medical Rules Workshop/Agenda Tuesday, 10.13.2015

Existing Air Medical Rules:  OTS 246-976-320

Proposed DRAFT Changes to Air Medical 246-976-320 v5 CH to EMSTCSC draft 09142015

Washington Critical Care Equipment Requirements Air Medical 201

Air Medical Accreditation Standards final comparison – May 2013

Comparison of Washington State and CAMTS Air Medical Standards 2015


The CDC is providing Ebola guidance for EMS Agencies.  Click on the links below:

The CDC’s link to info on Enterovirus EV-D68:



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